Sunday, 9 November 2008

An Oriental ATC Trade & Some More Texture!

I recently had the opportunity to do a three way Oriental ATC trade with Jen and Jacky. The ATCs above are the ones I made and the one below is Jen's. I'll post Jacky's when it arrives. I used some red vinyl fabric (the stuff that is quite thick and used for upholstery) as my base - it accepted machine stitching and I like the fact that it is a flexible but sturdy. The vinyl came from Reverse Garbage outlet in Brisbane several years ago! Can you tell I am trying to use up "stuff"!

And I have decided that I am not going to do anything else to this canvas - it is my practice sample for surface texture using molding paste, muslin and washers with paint. It is a practice sample, hence the lack of a focal point! (something that is bothering the males of this particular household!) I have used Lumieres in Sunset Gold, Super Copper and Halo Blue Green as highlights.

9 comments:

Jacky said...

Love your textural piece Deb, those washers look great!

Gorgeous ATC from Jenxo and I love the two you have made. Mine will get posted tomorrow, I have been bogged down with my 12 days of Christmas swap. Tomorrow though I have a few packages to send off.

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

Since it is a practice piece, why not try a brighter gold highlight on the washers and the modeling paste peaks?

sharon young said...

I love your practice piece, Debbi, and i think it does have a focal point, the washers. Men are funny about such things sometimes, mine has a thing about the rule of the thirds.

Your ATC's look great too.

Your samples from the FIF workshops are looking great particularly the 5th one down, great colour and I like the way you've kept the detail in one corner.

Brenda said...

LOve you textural piece, it is wonderful. Adore your ATC's too.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

What a fun and lovely swap that must be! I really enjoy Asian pieces and how so many supplies.....where does the time go :)

Really enjoy your texture pics, makes me want to touch the screen ;)

kelsey said...

Ignore the men, they can't help but try to "fix" something they think is wrong! lol

Love the Asian atc's too, they look vintage Asian to me...wonderful.

Jenxo said...

OOh i cant wait now!!Your atc's look wonderful.

Love your textural canvas , you just want to touch it! jenxo

Danielle D said...

Love the ATCs, Deb. And the washers look amazing painted - the piece has gorgeous texture.

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

Don't know about you but I find that the more I use the more there still seems to be.
Lovely colours and textures on the sample piece.
Cheers