Thursday, September 16, 2010

Marbling Technique ATC's

Coming up on Saturday is the Marbling background technique for the girls in my atc technique book class. This is the marbling that's done with shaving cream and re-inkers. Another old-style technique that's been around forever but depending on what colours you use, it can be vibrant or subtle. Here's the samples...

"What is nature"...


"Portray"... (the chunky looking flourish at the top is new Martha Stewart micro beads in a chocolate colour that we've just got in store at Scraptivate. These come in just beautiful colours and for only $7.95 for a huge jar that will last forever! I used Glossy Accents to go over a flourish stamp and just tipped the micro beads on, flattened them to adhere to the Glossy Accents, tipped off the excess and just let them dry...gorgeous!)
"Big Bad Wolf"... (yeah, had to get some sort of a vampire thing happening...lol)

"Sensation"...


"Temptation"...




"Life is too short"...
"Nothing risque"...



In my next post I'll put up some pics of the marbling atc blanks without any pictures on them so you can see how cool they look before you even to anything to them. It'd also make great card backgrounds too!


Part 2 of the Art Doll Class is on tomorrow afternoon after the atc class in the morning. Tomorrow the girls are going to learn a few different ways of beading, picot, fringing and a freestyle beading technique that I know is going to test their patience but they'll love the final effect. I'm thinking of making some mini-art dolls so stay tuned....might even give some kits away!

8 comments:

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhh I adore them all, how beautiful. love the vampire kind of one and love the wonderful work on the bottom one the colours swirl beautifully
Hugs June xxxx

Samantha Marshall said...

I absolutely love the effect of the marbling-I would love to have a go at it. The atcs are just so beautiful. Good luck with the art doll class, I can't wait to see the results. The mini art-dolls sound fantastic!!!

Betty said...

These make me laugh out loud!! Reviving "old" techniques seems to be the theme this year because we have so many new "converts" to paper crafts!! I need more hours in the day.

Glenda said...

I had forgotten about this technique Kelsey. Thanks for reminder.
You're dolls look great too, Hope the class went well.

lisa_crofts said...

Hey Kelsey any chance you can mention the colours you used for each of the atcs.:0)
cheers

chrisw said...

These are gorgeous Lesey..Love your twilight one

kelsey said...

Sure Lisa,
the 1st & 7th are Stormy Sky & Frayed Burlap, both on matt card,
the 2nd & 6th is Tumbled Glass & Rusty Hinge on, 2 on gloss card & 6 on matt card,
the 3rd & 4th is Barn Door & Black Soot, both on matt card,
the 5th is Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone & a little Victorian Velvet on matt card.

Gaby Bee said...

Love all your cards, but especially "Life is too short"...
I had forgotten about this technique like Glenda. Thanks for reminder, Kelsey!