Friday, November 2, 2007

More shrink plastic atc's & Tim's crackle paint!

Below are more of my shrink plastic atc's....


First up is the raffle one for the girls tomorrow at the atc class - canvas paper background (rinse-aid resist), plus one of Julie van Oosten's new houses (available here) - this I've coated with Ranger Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink then the Rust Antiquities embossing powder....gorgeous rusty colour and quite matte too...not shiny at all! The shrink plastic is white, coloured with alcohol inks (less is definitely more!) and then stamped with Timber Brown Stazon.
The reason I said earlier about going easy on the alcohol inks on shrink plastic is shown below! This atc is another ERROR ALERT!!! ERROR ALERT!!! If you use too much alcohol ink then the piece of shrink plastic is really, really, REALLY, dark when it shrinks down. I loved the colours in this piece with the words on it though, so I decided to cut a little window in the back of the mat board. So if you are looking at the atc in the palm of your hand you can see it fine, it just looks quite muted. But when you hold it up to the light...oh my!!!! Stained glass effects galore!!! I used the ruff'n'ready (pre-sanded) shrink plastic for this top piece with the word stamp and alcohol inked the back of it, then stamped in Timber Brown Stazon on the front. The bottom picture is another ink-jet printed image on shrink plastic. Yep, did a whole page of images!



Okay, we just got the new Ranger Crackle Paint in at Scraptivate and I decided to try out the Antique Linen on some chipboard. Can you say G O R G E O U S or what!!! I'm definitely going to be trying out the other colours, so simple to use, slap it on, walk away and come back amazed! I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink to further enhance the cracks. This piece also has an ink-jet printed shrink plastic picture (surprised???). We also have just got in store the Ranger Stickles, these have been around for a while and I've had Diamond (which I love) but I bought the Platinum and smeared it over the shrunk picture before doing a coat of Dimensional Magic. Turned out quite nicely. I'm happy with it anyway. A little more "glitzy" than I usually do but I AM a Gemini so I'm allowed to be change-able.





So the door bell rings at 8am this morning, a parcel is waiting. OH MY GOD!!!! The fabulous Belinda Schneider sent me some awesome stuff!!! A magazine with the very delectable Ville Valo (lead singer of HIM) on the cover - article inside. A whole book of that wonderful Germanic Script that I sooooo love (now I can stop photocopying the 6 pages I have!!! lol). Also, ta-da!!!!! I now OWN one of Belinda's amazing Gothic Icicle Dolls with the very cool bat stitched to her back.....I coveted these as soon as I saw them here.....might sleep with it tonight! Also included was a gift wrapping sheet with more script and Gothic-type pictures. Talk about spoilt!



Thank you Belinda....you're a......DOLL! ~groan~

15 comments:

Jo Anne Owens said...

Hey Kelsey! LOVE your creations! I am going to have to run and see if I can find some of that lovely crackle paint...yum! It will make wonderful effects on many things I have been trying to jazz up lately! Thanks for sharing! Jo Anne

Natalie B said...

Kewl Kelsey :-)!!!!!!!!!!! I love the look of the crackle paint. Now I just dont know which colours to choose from that's the only thing..... any tips?

Thanks for sharing.

Nat

Chris said...

Really beautiful. These are definitely on my to-do list!

Anonymous said...

You've got me intrigued with this shrink plastic! These are GORGEOUS!!! Also really love the Distress Painted piece, looks like a piece of antiquity.

Sandi(sugarbushfarm)

purplepaint said...

Kelsey - your work is AWESOME! What mistake? I didn't see any errors, looks marvelous to me! :) Marva

cain81 said...

Very, Very, Cool!
Linda

Cathy Wegner said...

Hi Kelsey, your work is awesome. I tried some of the crackle paint but did not get the antique linen. Will have to get that one soon. You are so creative. I really enjoy your blog!

Gisele said...

Way cool use of shrink plastic Kelsey & those ATC's are to die for! Still have some of that stuff lying around somewhere......now I need to fish it out & play again. Thanks for sharing your techniques :)

Susan Sager Brown said...

Your work is so beautiful. The addition of shrink on ATC's is so clever, I wish I could relocate to Perth to take one of your classes!

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Jen Crossley said...

Very Cool Kelsey.Love the shrink plastic and the crackle paint.Your work is too die for.
Sounds like you had a great post day as well
Jen

Julie H said...

Wowwwwwee those wings look so like they are in a deep shadow box, and you have converted me, I NEED that crackle,

belinda said...

as always, fab atcs and i enjoy reading how you did them. you know you have the greatest images!!! and the magic eye to see them!

Maz said...

Wow Kelsey, these are amazing! Love all that texture and depth to your work!

Marnie
xxx

vivian said...

LOVED being able to see and touch the doll Kelsey! Just stunning. Thanks for showing me this morning!

Dawnie said...

Awsome miss K.Just LOVVVVVVVE the crackle paint .Need me some of that.
Hugs
D xxx