Monday, August 11, 2008
An ATC for a swap
Since I can't sleep, I figured I'd share an ATC that I just finished for a swap. I belong to a Yahoo group called Painting With Radiance, basically for anyone who likes shimmery and sparkly things. Things like Twinkling H20s and Pearl Ex, Lumieres, glitter, all of them qualify. I also think Angelina Fibers qualify. They shimmer and sparkle too!
I made the "paper" the image is stamped on from three colors of Angelina fibers - a yellow, a white with purple-ish highlights and a blue. I laid them out, little bits of the fibers, mixed them up so they were all intermingled, and blasted them with my heat gun enough to melt them. I laid parchment paper over top and rubbed to make sure they were flat. I stamped the fairy image (from Artful Inkables) with black VersaMagic ink. Chalk ink, sits on top, and I needed something that would be able to really hold the image on the slick surface. I colored her in with Prismacolor markers. The background of the ATC is the Cling and Scrunch tech, with Pearl Ex watercolor paints. The butterfly is a stone bead that I inked with Versamark and added Perfect Pearls. Really easy card once I figured out what I wanted to do. I hope Pat likes it!