Sunday, September 2, 2007

Retro canvas, crackle & Spotlight atc's

I made another canvas today in a retro style, a girl at work (Scraptivate) commented that she liked retro.....I do too - I've done quite a few retro atc's in the past as well as some retro canvases before. This one incorporated some new sequin waste that I had ordered which just arrived from the US, there was some with smaller holes than is available here as well as some with HUGE holes! Sequin waste works great with texture paste....this is what is up on the top left corner of this canvas. I also used the peeled paint technique as well. Poor girl ended up with a big blob of yellow ochre paint over her left eye, which is why she has this other eye over the top....all in the vein of "no such thing as a mistake"!

Also made today was a couple more Spotlight Technique atc's for the up-coming atc class next of these will become the raffle atc.

This one is made with an alcohol ink background on gloss card, the second stamped images are on plain white gloss card which have then been slightly coloured with Tombow markers. You can't really see this very well on the computer screen, the colouring is very subtle but can be seen better irl (in real life).

Next one is on plain copy paper, smoosh technique using Rangers Distress ink in Mustard Seed and Pine Needles. Second image is on plain white cardstock, colouring was done using the Ranger Cut 'n dry nibs on the Distress Ink Pads in various colours - Tattered Rose, Pine Needles, Broken China and Worn Lipstick. As well as the inimitable German Scrap coloured with Treasure Gold!

Coming up soon in my atc classes is a crackle class. There are several products out there that will do a crackle effect, not always exactly how you want them to though! This next atc I have used the Helmar 2 step crackle on the angel and after it was dry & cracked, I rubbed some Quinacridone Crimson (Golden) over the top to define the crackle!!! Will be interesting to see how Tim Holtz's new crackle paint turns out. I believe this is a 1 step crackle with is always a bonus PLUS it's going to come in all the fabulous distress colours. Think I might put off the crackle class until this stuff arrives in our store!

Comments are always welcome, even if it's to say "you talk too much!" hahahaha


Tania said...

Love the ATC's ( and the canvas) .. I have to get my but into gear and get to ATC class
I feel like i been missing out!

Gisele said...

More wongerful the colours too & the angel ATC with the crackle is great!
Cheers for the heads up on the HIM cd, will have to add that one to my collection :)

Helen & Co. said...

These are great! The top one really made me smile!!

Maursie said...

Just beautiful work again Kelsey - love them all. Thankyou for continually sharing with us all.
Maursie xo

belinda said...

ok, i admit i'm NOT into rambling posts. but yours i read!!!! ;P you share techniques, love that. and the reflect is just awesome, dig the crackled angel. do you understand german or was it coincidence you put "man einen grabstein..." on it? plus that's old written german,where s and f look almost the same. but only almost!! hehe

Sarah said...

Hi kelsey

Love these ATcs and the techniques awesome...makes me wanna jump on a plane and take a class with you!!1

Love Sarah xx

Judy said...

They are all really nice. Dying to try the new crackle paint too - Tim was showing it to Micahel recently and M said it was faulous.

Dot said...

Your ATC's are brilliant Kelsey! How I wish I could do a class with you one day....gorgeous, gorgeous work as per usual..

Glenda Laing said...

Oh Kelsey, I lurve that Canvas for Barb.......I warned her ya not allowed to peek LOL. Great work as usual When are you coming to Northern Victoria (Shepparton) for a visit,Must try the Rinse Aid Resist
Glenda Laing

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelsey,

I'm not sure if it was me you were talking about (re: saying I liked the retro pinups) but I just wanted to say a big thank you for giving me that web link (pagemaps), it is fantastic and thanks for being so helpful when I came in.

Your work is stunning, I can't wait to take one of your classes.

~ Marnie :)