Monday, April 13, 2009

Resin Fresco Technique

At the end of four blissful days at home over the Easter break, I am pleased to present the next atc class samples - Resin Fresco Technique. This technique was first gleaned from the fantastic book by Bernie Berlin - Artist Trading Card Workshop. If you don't have this book, get it! It's a definite must-have for anyone who loves techniques.
"Life"... (Stampers Anonymous Tree stamp in background)

"Specimen"... (Tim Holtz Staples stamp and Michelle Ward's butterfly stamps from "In Vogue" stamp plate)

"Rest in Peat"... (Zetti Graveyard stamp)

"Focus"... (Cherry Pie La Sibilla Delfica stamp, we have a new lot of Cherry Pie stamps arriving soon at Scraptivate!!! Can't wait!)

"Live in the moment"... (Michelle Ward's Curvature stamp plate used in the background with White Stazon - kinda hard to see but if you enlarge it you should be able to catch it)

"Breaths"... The scan makes this background below look like a dirty grey colour, in actual fact it's a beautiful duck-egg blue background with a Golden paint dry-brushed on called Interference Gold - stunning irl! Come into the shop and check it out! YES!!! White texture paste used around the image too! (Also a stamp from Michelle Ward in the background, but this time from the Juliet plate...if you love flourishes, THIS is the plate for you!!!)

Now for a late-comer... this atc was made using Mica Sheet for the last class. I just needed to finish it off before posting so in the vein of "better late than never", here it is.

"Lady Windemere"... (Darkroom Door stamp - Doors Plate).

Quick question for you like having the stamps that I use listed on each one? Is it necessary or helpful do you think or could you not give a toss? Just wondering!

While at the retreat I met some wonderful people! Yes, I have also booked already for the 2010 Creative Soul Retreat! A real treat for me was getting some quality time with the lovely Eva! I instantly warmed to her and as we had exchanged a few emails doing secret squirrel business about the badges for the retreat, I knew I'd find a friend in her. Eva emailed me to let me know she's bestowed a Friends award on me. I've noticed a trend towards non-tagging in the blogging world so I'll just direct you firstly to Eva's blog, then to all the other wonderful women who appear in my favourite blog list! Watch your postie Eva!!!


Lady Di said...

Gorgeous work as usual Kelsey and I like how you list the names of the stamps ... very helpful. I've also booked for CSR 2010, looking forward to seeing you again.

Marissa said...

Hi Kelsey,

I so look forward to your wonderful classes posted on your blog. Now, I just wish you lived closer!

I like it when you list the stamp you reminds me of what I already have ;)

Happy Spring!

Mar said...

these are terrific!
if i had to vote on 1 it would be rest in peate..they are all awesome tho!

Anonymous said...

I give a toss Kelsey ...Love knowing what stamps youve used and looking at your stunning work.


lisa_crofts said...

hi kelsey
I would like to know what they the stamps are. Half the time I have them the other half the time I want them.

Sam Marshall said...

Hi Kelsey- Absolutely beautiful ATCs. I definitely give a toss about the stamps you use and the images, too!

Anonymous said...

Kelsey I also give a toss and love knowing what stamps you use, love your blog. See you soon.
Caryl k

Seth said...

Stunning work. I think my favorite is #2!

Genevieve said...

Like the others, I like to know what stamps you have used, although most of the time the names just go onto the bottom of the 'I must get that' list.


Jacky said...

I really love your ATC's Kelsey and all the wonderful techniques you use.
I've booked in again for the retreat so look forward to seeing you there again next year.
Love some of the new stamps!