Sunday, July 12, 2009

More transformations...


So to continue transforming from something I don't like into something I do like, I took the above play canvas and tweeked it some more with Golden interference paint and cut it up for ATC's. I added some embossed metal, stamped metal hearts and funky yarn. All this to participate in an ATC trade with ELK who's art you really need to check out.

I still had some bits of the canvas left and really liked the ATC's so decided to make some cards too. Picture came out a little dark so I'll have to reshoot it. These cards will be going to my Etsy site.
A lovely new friend, Mary, sent me some punchanella after I asked if she knew any place in town that carries it. She sent not just one but two different kinds. I can't wait to play with it although at the moment it is so pretty and shiney. I actually can see using some as an element somewhere. We shall see.

Also want to wish Misti Happy Birthday again. Check out her wonderful photography of her son who is just too cute.
I didn't post a picture of the results but over the weekend I tried to make a faux rusty metal sheet using paper and paint and failed. I started with a picture from Cloth, Paper Scissors and found that I can't just look at it and figure out how to do it. If anyone knows of a youtube video that shows how to do something like that please send me the link. I'm searching but haven't found one yet although there sure are a lot of fun tutorials out there. Got majorly side tracked with some by Gary Reef. He is an Australian artist and a hoot.
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9 comments:

elk said...

so happy to see the "how to" part of your ATC sitting right here in front of me....you really have so many wonderful ideas Laurel!

Rebecca said...

purdy!

JudySheaRT said...

Hey laurel... love the background. You've been busy. I know I've seen a tute for rust somewhere. hmm..let me dig a little. Judy

Kamana said...

i love that card!!!

Kimmie said...

I am so happy to have one of these very atc's! My swap return just arrived in the mail today and I wanted to drop by and say Thank You so much for such a beautifully wrought piece. I will treasure it. I love all of the textures, the colors, the layers .... very cool atc!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Such a lovely creation, great closeup views too!

Mary said...

Love the card you made - lovely colors!!

Charlie said...

LOve your atc's they are adorable.
I'm glad you are still doing your art work and painting etc.
I've been so bad lately. I have not done a thing in about 3 weeks. I blame it on the summer heat.
We are melting over here and I can't seem to concentrate.

Haley @ Iridescent Dark said...

Wow, I'm in awe of you creativity!