Friday, 10 April 2009

A bit of a mixed bag!

Tonight I am sharing a bit of a mixed bag - firstly the "autumn" themed ATCs I have made for Carole and Annie (as above). These are based on a decorator serviette that I adhered to felt and coloured with Adirondack Color Washes. I stamped them with a text stamp and added some moon shadow mist. The leaves are formed from acrylic painted lutradur which I have "cut-out" using a wood burning tool and then stitched to the ATC down the leaf spine.

On Wednesday night Annie and I played with Susan Scheewe Wax Resist Sticks. We drew freehand backgrounds on various grades of watercolour paper and then did washes over the top. The sticks are designed for creating special effects on watercolour surfaces (such as sparkle in waterfalls or the sun's reflection on water) but we were just after resist effects. The sticks worked great and we had a lot of fun. These are some of my results and I can see that with a bit of planning you could really make a very interesting background!

This week I received my March Calendar Girl postcard from Susan Davenport - Susan painted her "take" on this month's calendar page and a lovely result it is!

And then I received another of the Technique ATCs in the Surface Design swap - this one is from Elizabeth Woodford and uses wax crayons.

I have been working on making some cards with my new Oxford Impressions "Marie Antionette" and "Beau Monde" stamps and will post them as soon as they are finished.

PS A little blog give-away happening here this week!! Details tomorrow!

1 comment:

Doreen G said...

I like the effect of the wax resist sticks Debbi.