Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tissue Paper Background, Cards, Dichroic & other stuff...

My next set of atc classes is on Tissue Paper Background. I teach a few different ways of attaching the tissue paper to the card stock....xyron, jac paper, gesso, gel medium and I also use both black or white tissue paper, as well as dress pattern. The white tissue can be painted over with washes of paint - of course Golden paints work really well as they are so pigment intense and one drop on a brush with some water will give you plenty of coverage on an atc. When I use the black tissue I don't paint it, hmmmm....having said that I just had a brainwave about using interference colours dry-brushed over the black tissue, must try that! I generally use embossing powders on the black tissue as it stands out nicely against the black background.

I've not had a great deal of time to do lots of samples so here's one to start with...Wednesday I'll get more done and include them in the next post. If you have a look at my class list to the right you may notice I've updated it to include more classes. I'm all planned out right through 'til October this year, super-organised in some areas, super-slack in others! hahahaha


"Di-vin-ity"...





With Mother's Day just gone and a cousin's 21st party also on the same day I had reason to make few cards recently. As I've said before, I'm not a card-maker and I say this to myself so I don't have any expectations about how they will turn out....how slack is that! lol These 3 cards were all done using basically the same technique - cuttlebug a piece of chipboard, paint with metallic paints, some embossing on it, then some Treasure Gold or Dazzle Wax wiped on, a few other bits & pieces layered on top and that's it! Simple but effective....for a non-card-maker!


Two Mother's Day cards... (absolutely shocking picture, sorry 'bout that)


Casey's 21st Card...

There's another Mother's Day card I made earlier using Julie's Collections bits & pieces but that's at work and I'll have to remember to take my camera with me to get a shot of it. It's all pale pink and pretty, not really my style but I CAN do pale pink, just don't get along that well with bright, hot pink!
I bought a dichroic pendant recently and loved it so much I bought one for my cousin's 21st as well! Here's a picture of mine.....absolutely beautiful colour in real life....and here's where I bought it from.


On another note....(excuse the pun!), I'm not into reality tv programs but I have made an enormous exception for the last few episodes of American Idol....purely for the chance to catch Adam Lambert on the show! Oh dear.....has this boy affected quite a few grown women or what!!! So Jen, this next atc is for you....no, I mean this IS for you....come to the shop and collect it.....you Adam Whore you!!! This is meant in a non-judgemental, friendly way.....lol....I'm one too!!!
Lastly, here's the last of the Sheer Heaven atc's I made, this was the raffle one.
"Traverse"...


Lastly, lastly...my friend Barb T recently bestowed on me a Kreativ Blogger Award and I thank her very much for that. I've had this one before, (it's the bright pink & green one in the list on the right) so I won't pass it on again but I'd urge you to check out Barb's blog. She may be all isolated in Wagga Wagga, but it certainly doesn't show in her work!

19 comments:

Dee said...

We all know you're a closet card maker! They look great as do the ATC's and where did you get your hands on black tissue paper may I ask?

kelsey said...

We sell the black tissue paper at Scraptivate Davinia! ;-)

Dot said...

Hi Kelsey
Thanks for continuing to leave lovey (and often funny) comments on my blog. I always smile when I hear from you!
Gorgeous ATC. And the cards you made are very special. Love how you have your unique way of creating. Your art is always beautiful with an interesting twist!
And that pendant is gorgeous. About to pop off to visit that etsty shop now. Thanks for the link.

Dot xx

P.S Have decided not to go the retreat in Melbourne next March but am still planning on catching up with some special people. Yourself included.

Linda Cain said...

You are GENIUS!!!!

Linda

Jenny said...

FROM ONE ADAM WHORE TO ANOTHER........ THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU xxxxxxxx

LADIES I am telling ya, HE is DEVINE!!!!!..... So talented, I dont know what I am going to look
forward to in a few Wednesday nights time!!!!

Sanja said...

beautiful technique.your ATCs looks great!

drmarty62 said...

Thanks for the dichroic link Kelsey. I just HAD to go and get a piece for myself.

Kasha Rolley said...

Thanks for sharing the link to the pendant, I bought 2 myself - one for me and one for my sister, I love them.

Pearl Maple said...

Interesting effects you can achieve with that technique. Thank you for sharing your insights and creativity.

UniqueDichroic said...

Hi Kelsey :)
I just wanted to thank you so much for including my dichroic pendant on your blog.... well actually it's YOUR dichroic pendant now LOL...
I've 'met' two of your lovely followers, and really appreciate you showing my glass here... Thank you :)
Deborah

Sulea said...

oh Kelsey.. your cards are to die for!!! i just recently got a cuttlebug and can't wait to try more techniques... AMAZING cards!!!
PS... i LOOOOVE Adam Lambert!!!! :)

Sam Marshall said...

Hi Kelsey,
Beautiful ATCs!! This is such a wonderful technique- I just LOVE it and it's the first one you taught me:)
Totally love the pendant, too. It's such a beautiful colour.

Judy said...

Congrats on the award - love the skele one particularly.
xo

mary schweitzer said...

I think we're all Adam Whores! If he doesn't win I may never watch the show again!!
Mary

Gaby Bee said...

These cards are beautifully done as usual! Love especially the last one!
Gaby xo

Louise Magetti said...

Hi Kelsey,
I often come for a peek of your wonderful art but have never left a message.
I can not resist now I have seen the ATC of Adam from American Idol, he certainly has charisma. Let's hope he wins Idol tomorrow.
Thanks for sharing all your yummy ATC's and techniques.
Louise Magetti

momentsinaneye said...

Very nice. Great style. Keep it up.

Discount Cards said...

This is the completely new idea for me. But i like this kind of work. Hopefully i will be work on this.

Zafran ali said...

These cards are beautifully done as usual! Love especially the last one!Thank,s for so nice sharing.

Plastic Card.