Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Peeled Paper & Spotlight Technique

Firstly, thank you to Nat B for nominating me for the Nice Matters Award...


One is supposed to nominate more people for this award but good ol' Nat has nominated the very people that I would....so I'm just going to say that all the people's blogs that I visit would easily qualify for this award....otherwise I wouldn't visit their blogs would I??? lol


Last night's atc class was the Peeled Paper technique (from the wonderful books of Claudine Hellmuth - one talented girl!!!). This first one is the raffle atc that Ana won....it took her a few seconds to understand the quote...I love these "sassy" quotes!

Next one is also a peeled paper background but this time done with plain copier paper...great texture! I also love "deep" quotes...lol There's a bit of mica attached to the top right hand corner, giving it a little darker appearance on the scanner and the image and words are outlined in a silver crayon...nice grungy effect.

The next upcoming atc class is a technique called "Spotlighting". Most stampers have heard of it and would recognise it when they saw it but the name is something that is not that well known. It basically means to stamp an image, stamp it again and cut out bits of the 2nd stamped image to colour and add over the top of the previous stamped image. Hence, Spotlighting! You can also do it the other way, add the colour to the main image and keep the Spotlighted bit in plain black and white....equally effective.

This next image is not an atc as this stamp is about 3" x 5", but it's perfect for spotlighting so I thought I'd do it up as a sample to show the girls (the stamp is called Paris Moments, just gorgeous!).

The next one has an alcohol ink background, stamped with the Leonardo da Vinci stamp, same image stamped onto a domino that has been coloured with the same colours of alcohol inks. Gold thread was wrapped around the card before being attached to the black mat board background, then some gold german scrap added down both sides (my gloss card was a little on the "slim" side so I needed to cover the edges for balance....no such thing as a mistake! lol). Please notice the pink colour.....see, I can do pink!

8 comments:

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Those are all great, but L.de V is my favorite!

glitterangel said...

Fabulous! and I love the quotes!

Jen Crossley said...

Kelsey these are so cool you are indeed doing some amazing work Girl.
Thank you for inspiring me
Jen

Sarah said...

Gorgeous ATCs Kelsey..always an inspiration to me....

Dawnie said...

Always the giver miss K.Love the enemy ATC.
Congrats on the noice award girlie face.
You need the biggest star award though.

Thanks for being YOU !

Prawnie xxx

Julie H said...

Kelsey you are the queen of both quotes and technique inspiration.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful quotes and art work Kelsey, I really love the Le.deV one and you have really made pink seem less fru fru on this one. Very clever!I feel inspired to dig that stamp out and show it to the ink pads now, thanks from Charmaine :-)

belinda said...

wowza, miss superbuzzy! these are great, like the teal one in particular. silver .. aha!