Thursday, September 13, 2007

A canvas & a fold-out atc

Still in canvas mode....this one has been sent to my friend over on the East Coast of Australia, Barb. She's been warned not to check my blog until it arrives in the post so I can safely put it up here. Once again the wonderful texture paste was used as well as some Golden paints for their intense colours, some skeleton leaves for texture and a touch of mica and the beautiful Baroque German Scrap. The clear words on the pieces of mica read "a shimmering fragment embracing life". Deep huh! lol




Below is the fold-out atc that was for the raffle for Tuesday night's atc class. Quite devoid of colour but it worked out okay..... love the German Scrap Scroll embellishment on the left hand side! There is a word on the metal embellishment down the bottom, it says "tryst". First pic is the atc closed:

Second pic it is open:

We've had "dental issues" in our household this week. My 19yo son Cort had all 4 of his wisdom teeth pulled out last Saturday. I'm sure when I had mine done eons ago there wasn't all the rigmarole that was required for him: ice packs on the face - 20 mins on, 20 mins off, constantly, for 3 days! Saltwater mouth-rinses 8 times a day, 2 lots of antibiotics, 1 lot of anti-inflammatories, Savcol (antiseptic) mouth wash twice a day, syringing of the sockets 6 times a day!!! GAWD!!! But he's gone off to work happily this evening for the first time since he had the op and seems to be recovering.


The next atc class is Canvas Paper and I'm going to show the girls how to do a technique that I learnt from one of Claudine Hellmuth's wonderful books. The technique is Rinse Aid Resist, you use dishwashing rinse aid to create a resist on acrylic paint on canvas paper. Below are a couple of atc's that I've made in the past using this particular technique.


This next one, also using rinse-aid resist, is a 4" x 6" canvas I made for a gift for a family member. It seems kind of "bland" as it's one of the very first canvases I did, I think I would do more to it these days!

10 comments:

Anne said...

J'adore le premier canvas.. le fondu entre le rouge orangé et le vert !! bravo !

Jen Crossley said...

Kelsey WOW the top canvas for Barb is simple stunning ,you have out done yourself !!!
Jen

belinda said...

you really make me dig for my paste jar!! i just love those ornaments. need to cut my own template first ;) and i suppose that fab black german scrap orna is from scraptivate. need to get my act together. veeeery cool. love those atcs!!!!

kelsey said...

Yes Belinda, the black ornament on the fold-out atc is indeed from Scraptivate. Natalie's online shop is now up and running and you can buy the german scrap from her. http://www.scraptivate.com.au, click "online shop"

Anonymous said...

Wow Kelsey, really do love that canvas for Barb. It's texture and colours are really yummy. just want to run your fingers over the ridges and feel all the bumps! I hope your son is feeling better now, I know all about teeth and their problems! take care from Char xx

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

I really adore these! I'm curious about the rinse aid technique. The one book of hers that I have doesn't discuss it, sadly.

Keron Lee said...

love the german scrap kelsey........still haven't looked into sourcing it here.......each time I see you use it I mean to, then I forget! Great job.
xK

Charmane said...

Your ATC's are AMAZING!!! OMG - Very inspiring!!! I found you through Chilli's blog :) and so glad I did!!! GORGEOUS work!!!

Ijsbeer said...

Very very cool! Love them!

Judy said...

Bl--dy awesome!!!
First up is my fav too!!!