Thursday, September 27, 2007

...and yet another canvas

This will have to be my last canvas for a while....I now have 4 on display in the shop which I think is going to be enough for people to work out whether they want to do it as a class or not.

The skeleton leaves down the right hand side look more obvious in this scan than they do in real life, they're a little more subtle in the flesh.

When I first started making atc's a couple of years ago, I also made 4 canvases for my youngest brother as a birthday present, the other "You Go Girl" canvas that was in a previous post was also one of them. As you can see from these other 2 that I made for him, I am going more textural and intricate with my layering on canvases these days. These previous ones are much more like just big atc's - fairly flat without much dimension.....well....maybe my early atc's, not my later ones. (These are 4" x 6")

Now for a little tip or two...I'm sure most of you have at least 1 or 2 (or maybe 24!) of the Ranger Distress Pads. You can use these wonderfully versatile ink pads to colour up your white gloss card so you have a variety of gloss card to work on. The below atc has "Pine Needles" Distress Pad applied to white gloss card with a little sponge. Don't just blob the sponge up and down on the card, you have to rub it vigorously all over the card backwards & forwards completely covering in one motion so you don't have extra colour in certain spots.

If you know what Pine Needles looks like on normal matte card stock, this is a spectacular colour difference compared to the matte card stock. The stamping in the background is my favourite copper - Brilliance Cosmic Copper - best thing about the Brilliance pads is they will dry on vellum & on gloss card! Black Stazon is used to do the main image stamping (Lina Cavalieri from Stampington). Etal metal are the little corner pieces under the brads and the wording is copper card stock that I've cut into a thin strip and run it through my dymo hand punch with a little black ink rubbed over the top and some aqua coloured paint wiped on the edges.

I'm off to Newcastle tomorrow night so won't be posting for a week....I'll certainly miss my emails and the back & forth of the Internet chatter but it'll be good to catch up with some girls over East who I've only conversed with on-line, plus I get to teach a workshop! Woo-hoo!!!


Natalie B said...

Thanks for sharing your tip re the Distress Inks.... looks great :-) Have fun in Newcastle and hope to hear a run down about it when you get back.

Dawnie said...

Very inspiring as usual K.I love the tips and tricks you share.Hope all goes well over east and come back to us safe and sound with some pics,he-he.

I WILL catch you soon

Prawnie xxx
A nice snogging spot at the lookout over Newcastle beach.Not a bad view either.

Lorri said...

Hi Kelsey,
Your canvases are fabulous - I have made a few, but am no way ready to show them to the
Thanks also for the inspiration on Saturday - It was a fun day!
I've added a link to your blog on mine, hope that's ok :)

Stay Creative,


Jen Crossley said...

Excellent as always Kelsey
Hope you have a great trip.Im sure your classes will go well.

carmel said...

great canvas and love the distress ink tech, will give it a go. have a great trip over East, Enjoy! hugs, Carmel xx

belinda said...

What a travelling star you are! :) For some reason I always enjoy seeing your canvases, especially when you use that yummy stencil with the paste. Loooove it! and all.

Susan Sager Brown said...

I love this canvas! I second Belinda's yummy paste and stencil
comment. Can't wait to combine slides with my ATC's. Thanks for the tips!

France said...

That canvas with the skeleton leaves is just beautiful, so luminous. The ATC with Lina Cavalieri is also so pretty, nice colours and I just love how you give the recipes for your work... I always learn something... I'm looking for texture paste inspiration (and finding all sorts of inspiration here)... debating whether to go with gauze and plaster, or texture paste, for an overdue project! :)
Thanks for the eye candy, not as filling as the rest of the stuff ingested the last two days.