'Tis a bit dull and cool this Sunday morning but as it's the long bank holiday weekend what more can we expect, lol! Great for me and my craftroom though ;-)!
I finally managed to get my ATCs done for this month's Tag and ATC Swap with some buddies. The theme for this month is 'texture' which I love but for some reason I struggled for 2 days just to get going. Never mind, I got there in the end so here they are.
This first one was cut from a piece of black card embossed in a folder. I then stuck a torn piece of fine corrugated card to the right hand corner and blended some PaperArtsy Fresco Finish chalk paints in various greys over it and onto the black. I followed that with a bit of stamping in Black Archival using a Chocolate Baroque stamp (Texture Fragments set). I didn't use a block and like the way the ridges picked up the stamping and created more texture. Next I added some Golden soft semi-gloss gel in the top left corner and added teensy glass beads to it.
When the gel was dry I rubbed on some Treasure Gold in pewter and a bit of a blue limited edition one and added the cut out words.
The second one was also cut from a piece of previously folder embossed card which had a stonework design on it. I blended various colours of Fresco Finish starting with Concrete, then Stone and then more or less dry brushed Toffee and Brown Shed, blending and dabbing off with a wet wipe. I then stamped the Chocolate Baroque image (Gothic Fragments) onto tissue, painted it with Fresco Finish, tore round the image and stuck it to the ATC. I gave it all a coat of DecoArt Soft Touch Varnish and when it was dry I added some Prima Clear Crackle Paste through a stencil and when that was dry wiped over with Vintage Photo Distress Ink before adding the cut out words.
If you click on the pics you can see more detail.
I still haven't mastered the technique of stamping on tissue and adhering it to textured surfaces or any surface come to that! Unless I fussy cut the image the tissue is always visible and I've tried a multitude of different tissue and adhesives/gels. It's that long since I painted on tissue I've forgotten how to do that too so must revisit Leandra's fab video HERE.
Have a lovely weekend and a long one if you're here in the UK.