Friday, July 13, 2007

Fold-out atc's & Collections arch thingy (???)

Finally getting myself out of the illness doldrums...feeling a little more "normal" now. Why is it when I hear the word "normal" I immediately think of the B & W movie Young Frankenstein with Gene Wilder & Marty Feldman and Marty's collection of a brain for use in the Frankenstein that Gene Wilder (as Dr Frankenstein) was building. Marty dropped the correct brain...a Dr or something, and chose one with the label "abnormal". When questioned about this acquisition AFTER it was put into the monster, he admitted it wasn't the correct one, it was called...."Abby, Abby something???"...."Abnormal?"..."yes, that was it"!!! lol So I'm abby-normal now ;-)


Tomorrow's atc class is on Fold-out atc's. Not a normal sort of style that I do but something I think the girls will like as it gives them a bigger area to work on - normal atc's are 3-1/2" tall by 2-1/2" wide, fold-out atc's are 3-1/2" tall by 5" wide. Below are a few of them that I've made for samples and one for the raffle. There's two different styles, one that opens up with doors on the front and the other two have the right hand side that fold outwards to reveal the full size.

First one - closed...

..now open...


Second one - closed...
now - open....(don't you love Dorothy Parker's quote on this one!)

Third one with the "doors" - closed...


Third one...open...

Today was our atc (Art Tarts Club) monthly get-together day. We decided to do a little mini project and settled on the mini arch pack from Collections (Julie van Oosten). Not sure what to call it....it's not really a book as it's just a cover and a back but it's also not an atc, so it's just an "arch thingy". It's using the same product that the lovely Sulea made for me that was pictured in a previous post from the stamp camp thread.

Here's a close-up of the transparency that's on the front cover.

Inside....
Below is the back cover....you can just see some of the texture but you really need to feel how lumpy & bumpy it is. This will be another future technique coming up in the atc classes....sssshhhhhhhhh!!!!!


11 comments:

cookievf said...

Oh Kelsey, wish I could drop in and partake! Grogeous, gorgeous art you've posted here today and SO inspiring! Thanks for all of the detailed pics, close-ups, etc. (What did you use to get such rich colors on your mini-arch?) Also, hoping you will detail the lumpy-bumpy technique at some point. - vicki xo

Jen Crossley said...

Kelsey, hope you are feeling better.Love your fold out ATC's you one smart cookie.
The arch book is just beautiful I tryed to feel the back copver it is very lumpy bumpy.Looks brilliant.
Jen

Beth said...

Beautiful art on this post! Thanks for sharing. By the way, your "arch thingy" is otherwise called a diptych, which are two panels attached by a hinge. If you have three panels, it's called a triptych. Just thought you might like to know!

kelsey said...

Thanks Beth! Now I have a "real" name to call it...diptych! Knew about the triptych but you've just expanded my vocabulary...ta ;-)

Julie H said...

Kelsey your diptych is fabulous. I love all the texture and the twigs in the hinges.

Good to hear you are feeling a littel better too.

Jane P said...

These look terrific Kelsey, you old rusty thing!!!! I really like the effects that you have got on the arches. Hope your cold is gone!!!

Dot said...

Glad you are starting to feel better Kelsey. If I lived in Perth I would be a regular class attendee to your ATC classes!! Love these fold out ATC's.

And I LOVE your arch - diptych!! Such a individual design. And the colors are gorgeous. Wish I could reach out and feel the textures.

Yummmm!!!!

Judy said...

Stunning as always - love love love the arch thingy - a fav. it must take you hours - i dont know how you come up with all these marvellous ideas!!!

glitterangel said...

Wow that is absolutely stunning. Very inspiring!

Jenny said...

Thanks for tonights class kelsey I had fun and I think Cath is going to continue on with ATC's as well.
Diptych! when you do the Lumby Bumby on the back I would like to do that class as well..... Take care Luv Jen xxx

Audrey said...

Love this piece. love the texture.
xx