Thursday, April 23, 2015

SHAKER ATC'S

This fortnight's class is using a technique that has been around for years on cards - Shaker boxes.  It basically means you build up a layer of foam tape around a "box" shape that has acetate over it and you trap little bits of whatever in the boxes before attaching it to a base, so the little bits inside float around.  I have also used a piece of tulle instead of acetate on one of the samples below (Reflection) as I used seed beads and small sequins and the tulle holes are small enough that the bits don't escape!   I used a few different things inside the boxes and found that static is just something you have to accept when plastic is involved.  Sure, you can brush on some anti-static powder (or baby powder) but it doesn't last forever and can give a dusty look to the clear acetate so you just accept it and move on.  :-)    
 
I also experimented with what shapes would work for the openings... for the first one it's a piece of cardstock left over from a previous class where we used peeled back sections to reveal an image underneath and the little cogs worked perfectly for this one.
"Certified Damaged"...
 
For this sample I used silver micro-beads and a piece of Canvas Resist from a previous technique over some metallic swipe background with a stamp on it.
"Finding yourself"...

This one is made using a window die-cut that has been embossed and the tulle is in place of the acetate as the seed beads and small sequins won't fit through the holes.
"Reflection"...
 
This shaker box is made using an old slide that has been embossed and Judikins Roxs in copper placed inside.
"Princess Sparkle"...

Finally, these two are the remaining samples from the Watercolour Drip class from last fortnight.
"What's the worst"...
 
This one is made using the gorgeous new Gelatos that I bought for this class and I'll definitely be incorporating more of these into future classes!  The grey drippy lines are glossy accents.
"Determined"...


1 comment:

Tanya said...

These are all fabulous!