Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Focus on Background


Janet my lovely team mate from Tuesday Taggers is mad for atcs her collection of swaps received is over 1000! She has a little swap running right now over on a forum we are both members of. The swap is to make 4 atcs using your favourite background technique, not sure i have a favourite just enjoy messing and seeing what the results are.

The first ATC Hummingbird is made up of the waste from my acrylic pallet, this was used on the last mask I made. When the painting is finished the paints might just be spread and mixed a little more then left until the opportunity to use the waste comes along. Here the background was cut to size and stamped. The image was stamped twice more on the same paper and layered 3d decoupage style. The top bird and centre of the flower have been given glossy accents treatment.

The Wild Cat is a Dream Weaver stencil with chalk inks. Tanda stamps for the cat words and grass all just stamped in black the leopard has some Promarker shading, and sakura green eyes.

Birdhouse the background is another piece of yesterdays alcohol ink play. Stamped with images from LB in SU white stuck to another atc sized card with feathers sandwiched. the white ink smudged a little liked the effect in places but in others went over the image in white pen which really sharpened it up and made it pop (I think).

Forth black card 'painted' with the starch technique, might not have done that properly but like the effect here of white light moving on a dark background. Overstamped with Clarity Paris collage stamp embossed with cosmic shimmer red and good old black sparkle a few gems added to this one as highlights, one watch face filled with glossy accents

11 comments:

  1. They are all great ATCs, and people are going to be thrilled to receive these. Annette x

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  2. Woo hoo Zoe, a great collection of ATCs - love all the different eperiments and outcomes.
    I have left you a little something on my blog for you if you'd like to collect it.
    Luv Bxxx

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  3. An amazing set of atc's Zoe the first one is a real special Wow !!!Just love all the different techniques you have used on them all xx Hilda

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  4. They look cool to me, love the alcohol ink in the previous post too!

    Love Dawn xx

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  5. oh zoe these are super cool what great backgrounds on these too,gosh awesome hun,hugs cheryl xxxx

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  6. I love these, beautiful backgrounds. Where are is the swap running?

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  7. Oh wow Zoe - these are fabulous.

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  8. These are all just stunning Zoe

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  9. This are fabulous too Zoe x And good news Ive got a new phone!!!!!! Lol x Janet

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  10. Love all 4 of them.Georgeous!

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  11. Great set Zoe and all so different xxxx

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