Saturday, 16 June 2012

Hinged ATC

I've been playing with the new stamps recently released over at Chocolate Baroque and have a piece on the Design Team blog today. Here's a brief recap of what I made, but the full details are posted on the DT blog.

I covered two ATC sized pieces of wood with gesso, and then painted them with Eco Green acrylic paint. I love this paint, as it has a lovely creamy consistency. I chose a lovely aqua and teal shade, which compliment each other perfectly. I then stamped some of the more detailed images onto tissue paper, and stuck those on with Claudine Hellmuth's Matte Medium, so that the tissue paper edges disappeared. I then decoupaged the less detailed bits over the top. I coloured my images with Polychromos pencils, and added some small brass charms, which accented the yellow tones on the images.
 The quality of the wood is not that great, as you will see from the next picture, but it adds to the charm of the piece I think.

I used some chunky cogs for feet, and on top of the ATCs, then added some brass hinges to join the two pieces together.

I really enjoyed making this little project, I'll have another one to show you in a few days' time. Thanks for stopping by, xx


Paula Whittaker said...

I really liked this when I saw it IRL - Love what youve done with these new stamped images.And I like the rough sawn wood you say, it does add more texture and interest to the piece.
Hope you have a good weekend x

Paula (PEP) said...

An amazing project - I was hanging on every word of description. I love your use of brass to bring out the yellows & the whole shabby chic look of this. I have so much to learn - stamping on tissue is becoming an urgent technique methinks.
Paula (PEP)

craftimamma said...

I think this is a great project Judith. I like the rough wood too and those images are a bit of a quirky take on the usual steampunk. Love the colours too.

The new blog background is lovely BTW.

Lesley Xx

Angelica said...

What a cool project!
Thank you for the inspiration!!

May said...

Fabulous creation.. Love it.. great colours and fabby images.. the texture of the wood.. love everything just perfect... Hugs May x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Judith really love this project and like you I am enjoying playing with the new stamps. Great idea using wooden blocks. Suexxx

Elaine said...

Love your project Judith, especially as I have had the pleasure of seeing it IRL! I love those Ecogreen paints too, some lovely colours and they work perfectly for this project. I do like stamping on tissue and the rough wood of your blocks would have made stamping quite tough otherwise. Those little cog feet were a master stroke! Love the new blog layout BTW, that was a suprise this morning! Elaine xxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow Judith, your creation is beautiful ! I love how you use so many mediums together. I haven't heard of most of them, wish you could do a workshop over here :) Have a great day, Shirleyx

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