Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday ATCs

I have been in my art room the past two days, but had to wait until today to post otherwise I wouldn't have had much to show! I was inspired by this background technique by Wanda Hentges and thought I would try it, although I didn't do it exactly the way she said to. Hers look much better! The technique involved using gesso as a resist, which didn't turn out too badly, but I couldn't get the spray right, too much water, not enough gesso, must try again! Also I brayered over the page before I cut it up into ATC pieces. Here's what I came up with, some of these may not be quite finished (I often go back and look again, and the right thing pops into my head).

The last two are my favs, although the angel one needs something. . .I think a few of the others do too, maybe some sort of embellishments. Some of them have my raised dots on them, but it's hard to see.

My DD is coming to visit this weekend, so I probably won't post again until Monday. See you then!


Contessa Kris said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. It's always a pleasure to meet new people. I'm loving your latest postcards and the technique used for the ATCs is so cool! I'm going to have to try that! I'll check back soon.

Tammie Lee said...

I like your colors and the last one is perfect for polka dots. The angel is sweet.

Rowena said...

The polka dot one is my favorite, too. Something about the graphic and the buddha.