Monday, 8 September 2008

Creative Wednesday - Shrines

This week the theme at Creative Wednesday has been "shrines" so I have made a shrine ATC. It is for Julie (as is the other fibre ATC below) in exchange for the gorgeous ATCs she recently traded with me.

For my shrine ATC I have covered mat board and a Collections chipboard arch with metal tape and after embossing into them with an embossing tool I have rubbed them with black gesso. The centre of the shrine is filled with Dimensional Magic and of course I still got some little bubbles despite trying desperately to prick them all!

This other ATC is rusted fabric which has been coloured with Denim Color Wash and then stamped. The hearts are copper mesh that has been heated on a flame. The ATC is also sprayed with Glitz Spritz in gold and the real look is very sparkly. All the machine stitching is done with a lovely metallic thread. I added some rub-ons as well (as an experiment as I haven't used them on fabric before - worked great for something that won't be washed!)


Gaye Todd said...

Gorgeous art as always.... you never cease to amaze me how much art you manage to create!! ...and you work full time and run a household. You are a super woman!!

Gaye x

Gaby Bee said...

Your ATCs are simply stunning! I'm sure Julie will love them both!

carolann said...

Awesome work hun love the images and colours well done xxxx

artisbliss said...

Wonderful work. The embossing is excellent.

Bethel of Bethania said...

G'day Debbi,
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog about 'memories' - know how you hate those verification thingos so felt very honoured that you left a comment.
I love these ATC's you have made - along with all your art but the fabric one really inspired me. Debbi where do you get your copper mesh from? I'm thinking I'd like to have a go at this ... have a great week especially with your lovely new book 'Taking Flight' - how special... luv ... Bethel

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

I am visiting your blog from Carole's. Your artwork is really lovely. The book you made is amazing! I adore these two ATCs!!! What an inspiration! I am crazy about copper mesh. I had rusted some fabric a while ago and never did anything with it. Lovely work!