Wednesday, October 28, 2009

nearly weened out.....



these are the last atcs i've made for Halloween swaps.......

think im officially weened out by now.

ive used this great new background tech that i saw while blog surfing......ive expanded it bit , but its so easy and the possibilities are endless.....



masking tape background....


cut your atcs from strong card and them lay strips of masking tape all over.



i ripped mine for uneven edges , joined it in odd parts and even layed strips vertically as well as the main horizontal ones.

then you could paint but i used oil pastels and smudged them about.

on the orange one i drew patterns in it with a needle and on the blue one i rubbed it back to expose the masking tape pattern more. Then i sealed and stuck my images on , but you could add more layers using stamps/stencils in ink or paint.......
i love the way the moon came out, a white oil pastel and a little bit of gesso...


the swirly bits are these new 'Fancies' [ spotlight, scrapbooking section for the aussie girls] which are atc size pieces of flocked transparencies. they came in black, red ,white, silver and gold......of course i couldnt decide so i bought a pack of each!! there a six different designs in each pack including frames and spots.......i gelled them on and they have dried really clear....





image from here thanks!








and these are some bracelets im making which i bought from spotlight again. havent finished the little one yet and im wearing the Halloween one into work :D
i think these would also look great covered with strips of paper or fabric and sealed.
im going to add more painty layers to the small one and then maybe a bit of crocheting
[very basic, cos its just something ive never been able to get!!]







little girl image from here, witch image from flikr and itkupilli.

Now if i could remember where the masking tape one was.....



13 comments:

JaNs ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Your latest batch of 'ween cards are Fab!! Love your backgrounds and the images you have used!
Those flocked 'fancies'are Great!
..oh and your halloween bracelet is cool! :)
Been a great theme!

Margaret said...

ah Jen, I'm so glad you managed to get this little lot out of your system before you 'weened' out, gorgeous work!!! especially the bracelet, such a cool idea, totally wearable art, love love love it! M

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

isn't that witch lovely and a wee bit naughty too!!! she forgot her hat!!!
Love your masking tape backgrounds and all you've created Jen.... such fun how you got into the season (seeings that it's spring in your part of the world and all) I applaud you, your bracelet looks fab too!!!!
oxo

Jacky said...

Wow, you've been doing some cool stuff. Love the masking tape technique (havent done that for along time...watch out journal!).
Love the oil pastels too, dont you just love smushing them around. Great colours you have used and I especially love that big moon with the oil pastel and gesso combination, looks really effective.
Those flocked fancies are great. Heading near Spotlight tomorrow so might have to pop in for look.

Jacky xox

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Wow Jen - as always you are so creative! Great cards! Great new background idea.

Chriss Rollins said...

great humour in those ATC's
and
I adore the bangles.

chriss x

Sabii Wabii said...

The bracelets are great...love the bewitching hour! Too cute!

jenny said...

Oh Jen, what a wonderful blog - your ATC's are just gorgeous and I love the bracelet......

Melinda Cornish said...

great bracelet and I love the skeleton card!

Margarita Korioth said...

love your whimsical ATC's.

Debbi Baker said...

All looking great Jen - the fancies sound very interesting!

Diane said...

These are fabulous, Jen. I love every one of them! Hope you're doing well.
xoxo Diane

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.