Monday, February 24, 2014

Week in Review: A Lotta Art

First up, an art journal page I did in a friend's journal.
I used some gelli-prints for the background.

Next are some ATCs I made for various swaps this past week.
Black and white sender's choice.  I actually made three of these, one to keep, two to swap. :)  The background is plain black cardstock stamped with embossing ink, then embossed with clear powder.  I added a bit of white acrylic paint and lots of butterflies punched out of security envelopes.

I used gelliprint background and also for the butterflies.  I set a stencil over the paper, applied glass bead gel medium, then pulled the stencil away.  It left the shape of the butterfly, which I cut around, then glued down and outlined.

More gelliprints, glass bead gel and some washi tape, butterflies and embossed stamping.

I was trying to clear out some of my stuff, and put this together.  I sent it as an extra in a private swap. :)

The next three ATCs nearly caused a riot on Instagram!  I made them to swap with a few people I had already told I would trade with, so they weren't really available except to those three, but there were a few people who really wanted them!  I ran out of copper wire, and need to order more.  Clearly these were a popular item!!

 I tied a yellow ribbon around the tree... I don't think anyone really got the significance of that.

The second one I didn't unfurl the branches at first, but before I sent it I will.

This is the third one.  I made one more for a swap I am hosting on Swap Bot, but so far no one has signed up for the swap.  It's still a week or two away, though.  If they don't I know I won't have any trouble trading it!