Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Last of My "Warped" ATC's Are Finally In The Mail

Lately I seem to be a tad behind the power curve. 
I was recently invited to join a small ,but mightily talented, group of artists for ATC exchanges. I came into this "Warped" swap late, granted, but it has taken me awhile to finish these last four of the series. I did manage to to get a few of the new series done as well -the next theme is "Rust/Metal". Thankfully, I also managed to finish up some Art Cards that were overdue for mailing and I got started on the swap  that's due at the end of the month from Roses On My Table.  I am trying to get just a bit ahead before the surgery date - so that I won't be behind on everything again!
These cards allowed me to try out some metal embossing - something that I had wanted to try for some time. I see it as having some promise - but it is also a technique that I think requires some time and experimentation. Getting some ink/paint/pens to lay down some color that remained in the grooves but was not be all wiped off at the end was a challenge. I tried alcohol inks, various pens and regular inks, acrylic paints of several varieties. Golden Fluid acrylics were the thing that seemed to work the best for me - though I am sure that there is something out there that would work like a charm. I just have not yet found it ! Once again I used the little poem as the basis for my interpretation of the 'warped' theme. I am loving the results of the things I am trying for rust/metal - and I really thought that it was going to be a very difficult theme for me. The muse strikes when she does - or doesn't in some cases!

Have a great middle of your week - hope everyone is able to enjoy a taste of Spring - or Fall for all of you in the land down under!


Kate said...

These are beautiful. ATC's are so fun!

Jeannie said...

Marie, these are so beautiful. We skipped spring and went straight to summer - 55 on Monday and supposed to be 90 on Friday! Whoa!!! Have a great week.

Edzellinni said...

They are gorgeous! well worth the wait...I will be chasing the postal truck looking for them :-)

Sesenarts said...

Love the metal. Must have a go!

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