Sunday, July 15, 2007

Today I'm attending an ATC swap at "the Grind" in Vancouver. This group meets monthly, but I haven't attended for several months. With shiftwork and other commitments, I just haven't had that particular Sunday of the month, free for ages!

I worked until the very wee hours on some new ATCs. Originally, I was trying to duplicate a background technique shown by Karyn Gartel on the Technique Tuesday site. Since I have an altered canvas that is almost due, I thought I might try this technique on that project. I practiced on watercolour paper so that I would have some neat background paper for ATCs.

I'm reasonably pleased with the results and I was able to use the backgrounds for my ATCs; they are the two ATCs on the extreme left of this picture. The paper isn't quite as vibrant as I would have liked, seems a little muddy to me. I'm not sure if that is a function of what happens when you are creating art at 4 o'clock in the morning or me just needing a little more practice !


Contessa Kris said...

Your new ATCs are beautiful! I'll have to go look for Karen's technique. Don't you just love her work?! Thanks for visiting my blog, sure you can link to me! Thanks! Keep up the great work!

Ila said...

These atc's are Fabulous!! Love your backgrounds!