Sunday, 6 January 2008

Instant Art Swap

I'm hosting a swap on CCSwaps yahoo group - based on LesleyRiley's 'Instant Art' concept (see my earlier Art & Soul posts in October/November) that suggests that we should all have a stock of little handmade embellishements ready for when
we need them - and that these embellishments are easy to make in batches
and store in page protectors in a folder.

The swap requires each participant to make
5 ATC backgrounds;
5 'little beauties' - embellished backgrounds measuring 1.5 inches by 2 inches - useful for adding to projects to finish them off;
5 decorated slide mounts - good for framing images on ATCs;
5 decorated tags;
and 5 printed images - printed in 2 sizes on white or light coloured cardstock.

Here are my ATC backgrounds, top left is a scanned and printed image of some tissue paper I crumpled up and painted with pearlised and interference paints and stamped butterflies on; bottom left is amaretti biscuit wrappers, stuck down and painted with gesso and a little buff paint; the middle one is black gesso daubed on quite thickly, stamped into while wet and rubbed with rub'n'buff once dry; top right is a piece of the paper that lined my spray box, and has an interesting selection of colorwashes on it; and bottom right is another piece of Citrasolv National Geographic page:

and my 'Little Beauties', 1st is a piece of textured alcohol inks background with some hearts added; 2nd is some alcohol ink and cling film background with a painted air dry clay heart; 3rd is cardstock inked with fluid chalk inks and a painted air dry clay 'button'; 4th is posh impressions metallic inks on glossy with a painted air dry clay fossil; 5th is glossy cardstock scribbled on with Lyra aquacolor crayons, dabbed with a waterbrush to get a 'pointillism' pattern, with 2 hearts added:

and my slide mounts - the first and last are made using pre-printed papers, the 3rd is an inked page from a dictionary, and the 2nd and 4th are pages from a National Geographic magazine which has been coated in Citrasolv and left for a day - the 4th has also been stamped and embossed with silver embossing powder:

Finally, my tags - 1st, 3rd & 5th are painted with white gesso and small amounts of titan buff, violet and cobalt teal acrylic paint, then stamped with a Crafty Individuals flourish stamp; 2nd & 4th are Citrasolv National geographic papers, 2nd stamped with Stampcamp and 4th stamped with a stamp my friend Jessie gave me and which I love and use a lot!!! Wish I knew who made it...

I'm keeping my images to myself - but I rather hope
my swap partner likes cowboy culture LOL

1 comment:

  1. Adrienne - firstly I love your blog and your artlings. Secondly, I wonder where in Wales you are as I visit Newport from time to time and would like nothing more than to meet up for a coffee one day if you'd like?
    Thirdly, where did you get your Citrasolv? I love what you've done with the Nat Geo mag pages - stunning!
    Rosie (NGS)



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