Saturday, January 9, 2010

A New Beginning...Mouldy Cover

Today starts the beginning of a new ATC Technique Book. We've just received a re-stock of the fantastic Krafty Lady Moulds at Scraptivate and in conjunction with Darwi air-dry clay, these two items are perfect for atc's and other paperarts/mixed media work. Of course you can use melted utee or melted beeswax if you want a faster drying time (literally minutes!) or you can use polymer clay too. I prefer the air-dry clay, gives me time to think about what colour I want to paint it and what to do with it.



Once again the book is 8" wide x 6" high, giving enough room on each inside page for two atc samples on the right and printed instructions on the left. I used torn book pages and gauze for the cover to add extra texture.



Cover.....


Cover close-up...


Now some atc's using moulds.
"Resplendence"...

"Resplendence close-up"...


"Remnant"...


"Measure"...

"Antenato"...


I also made these beaded brooches a few years ago when I had the beading bug...
"Beaded face #1"...


"Beaded face #2"...

"Beaded face #3"...



Hope the girls have fun today playing with the clay and moulds!

Something else exciting that one of my students pointed out to me was the site where you can have your blog made into a book!!!! So I've had my 3 years worth of blogging made into 3 books, a tradition that I intend to continue to do at the end of each year. The cost was reasonable considering the books are larger than A4 format, glossy covers, beautiful colour pictures throughout and very well made. Here's the link if you're interested in having your very own book of your blog.

5 comments:

Svetlana said...

I'm not a beading person but love the ATC's.

Jen Crossley said...

I love your beady faces Im proud to own one of your's.LOve the atc and the moulds awesome.One question Wheres ADAM??

Samantha Marshall said...

They look fantastic, Kelsey!

Chris said...

These are so cool! LOVE that clay happening! I've been working with clay.

Hanna Andersson had her blog published by zulu and I got it and it's gorgeous! It's definitely worth doing.

I'll send you my blog and you can take care of that for me?
xo

p.s. okay, I'll do it myself. hmph.

Phoenix Haven said...

I love all three book covers, but I think I'm most partial to the turquoise one, followed by the first one with the medallion design. What a great technique. I'm not sure what I'd do with it. I think I'd just be tempted to frame it as is, although I'd have to actually see it to decide. The texture might give me some new ideas. Love your other pieces, too. Great imagination, especially the one about your life having a superb cast, but an unidentifiable plot - sounds like me! Will follow your blog - thanks!