Monday, February 14, 2011

It's been a while . . .

It's not that I haven't been creating - I have just not sharing my creations.

Here are a few I thought I would share. These are ATC (Artist Trading Cards). I started the backgrounds of both several years ago when I was still playing with my oil paints. I would take the excess paint from the palette and smear them over the cards. The paint would take months to dry and I eventually put them away . . . .until last week when I was playing with some new products I'd received at the Craft & Hobby Show.

On the first card, the butterflies and text were stamped onto the background. I then used Sakura's 3D Crystal Lacquer to highlight the butterflies in the image. The lacquer is great - it really stays in place without too much coaxing. Made drawing within the wings, easy.

On the second card, I played with Sakura's colored 3D Crystal Lacquer. I had a bright peacock blue color which I pulled with a toothpick into a light pink color - creating the movement on the card. The butterfly, cut on the Revolution, was also "painted" with the two colors of lacquer. The blue seemed to suspend itself inside the lighter color.

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