Saturday, February 23, 2008

Credit Card Technique ATC samples & Faux Metal

Thought it was time for a new banner. Thanks again Dawn for making these....you're a legend!

The people who came into the shop and saw the credit card technique pages from my last post couldn't believe how different they look in the flesh, so if you've put off trying this technique, don't wait any longer. You'll be amazed at how quickly you can turn out a fabulous background in such a short amount of time....very soon you'll have a great collection of background papers in all sorts of colours, this is the great thing, you'll come up with some unique colour combinations. My only advice is to remember to write the colours down for each page on the back of the paper as you do it, your brain might go into "excitement overload" and you may forget what colours you've used! lol

First atc sample using my favourite Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold & Dioxazine Purple.

"Classic Mona"...




"Beautiful"...
"Temple".... In my atc classes I ask the girls to try to tell a story with their atc, rather than simply putting images down that have no relationship to one another. It makes it a lot easier to find what you are looking for if you know what direction you are going with something. This of course applies to collage, canvases, altered books, in fact anything really. So this particular atc is a little more of a taste of my dark side....take note of the drippy blood up the top, and the little shrink plastic hearts...make of this one what you will. ;-) or should that be :-/

Here's the last one, the raffle atc for today's class. "Radiant"...



The faux metal part of today's class is using the foil tape (with adhesive on the back), mounted to chipboard, then distressed with either an awl (paper piercer) or Tim's cool wire brush thing, then rub paint into it and immediately wipe the paint off. Looks like little bits of distressed metal. These are on the corners of my "Temple" atc above.

I was going to show them how to make faux metal out of credit cards, but having another play with it this morning, I think I'm going to make that a class in itself...would rather them concentrate on their backgrounds and little metal-foil embellishments today.

10 comments:

Jen Crossley said...

WOW they look awesome Kelsey,one day Im going to come and do a class with you.(I love the bottom one especially).
Congrats on your ATC in the latest Stamping and Papercraft
Jen

Jen Crossley said...

Oops Love the New Banner looks very cool
Jen

Samantha Marshall said...

Oh Kelsey- these are incredible!!! I want to win the raffle.
I just love the `Temple' card. Very inspirational.

mary schweitzer said...

Beautiful work, like always! You are so inspiring!
Mary

BookGirl said...

Kelsey, your work is lovely. I've just started to do transfers using transparencies and gel medium and alcohol and have a question. When doing transfers, how long do you let the transparency sit on the surface onto which you're transferring (after you've applied the gel medium or the alcohol, of course). Thanks in advance for your response,

Clara

Genevieve said...

Always love the images you use, Kelsey. Looking forward to doing your beaded doll class...it's just so far away.....

Cheers!

BookGirl said...

Kelsey, thanks for getting in touch through my blog. My email is cboza@vna1.com. Thanks in advance,

Clara

Linda Cain said...

LOVE< LOVE> LOVE it all!!!
Brilliant colors!
Linda

michelle ward said...

such loveliness! i'm partial to the turquoise one *wink* you are so generous with your techniques - i'm a fan of credit card scraping too (below). you almost tempt me to make an atc....but, a-ha, these tricks can be used on bigger surfaces so i may still hold the record for never making one. *grin*

purplepaint said...

I love the paint scraping technique! Love the different way you do them and the colors you use! Marva