Saturday, April 7, 2007

new atc's





Not much to say.....I made some new atc's. This one is for our ATC (Art Tarts Club) alphabet swap - we make 8 atc's each month and at the end of 4 months we have a collection of atc's, each representing a letter of the alphabet. My letter this month was "Q" and I did manage to think of something other than quicksand! lol Q for "quota"...








I made "Uncle Franco" this morning as the raffle atc for the girls in my atc class that's on today. We are doing "Industria" style a la Julie van Oosten, they'll be making a name tag atc each that goes on ball-chain and is worn around the neck as well as a normal atc and a little key-fob thing....hmmm....how many times can I say "atc" and use """""" in one post!!!!!







"Fragment" is currently winging it's way across the ocean to the States to someone. I used a piece of my credit card technique paper as background (Folk Art Antique Copper & Jo Sonja Celadon). On the picture is a layer of Jo Sonja 1 step crackle which, when dry, I used some Jo Sonja Burnt Sienna over it and quickly wiped it off so it only settled in the cracks. A little bit of copper German Scrap and some of that Chalk Paint that's not available any more. I do remember reading though that you can make it yourself using any acrylic paint and adding some tile grout as this is what gives it the chalky feel/finish. I particularly love this soft green colour, a very authentic patina colour! It's the green colour that you can see more on the right hand side than the left - what's on the left is the Celadon paint colour.

Edit: The liquid chalk I used on the above atc is by Plaid and is called Liquid Chalk. The following comes straight from the Plaid web-site:
Liquid Chalk has been discontinued and we no longer have any available stock left. However, we do offer a suggested “recipe” that you might try.
Mix 1 part FolkArt Glazing Medium to 1 part FolkArt acrylic paint (any color), add just a touch of fine tile grout [that would be the ‘chalk’]. This can be thinned with water or more glazing medium if you are looking for more a wash. Apply with a stiff utility brush; wipe down with a clean damp sponge.

7 comments:

Tania said...

As usual these are gorgeous ,love the crackled one :)

Gypsy Purple said...

Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Easter

Debbi B said...

Nice stuff Kelsey (as always!) I still have some of that chalk paint left too but it is getting pretty old. Haven't used it in ages so you have piqued my interest - might try and find it tomorrow. PS I especially like your Quota ATC, she looks so prim and proper. Enjoy the rest of Easter, Debbi B

Arty Lady's blog said...

Gorgeous ATCs, my fave is quota! Your work is very inspiring.

Natalie B said...

Ohhh love the bottom ATC. That crackle medium I'll have to look for. I love the affect. Have a great Easter Sunday :-)

Nat

Julie H said...

Kelsey these are supurb as always. So different and yet each speaks. So looking forward to seeing you ar camp - and you can demo all you like (giggles).

Ev said...

I love "fragment" I will have to see if I have the paints you used in the background, it is so effective. As always you are an inspiration