Tuesday, May 6, 2008

By The Sea ATC

The background of this atc was created using white gesso and Ecoline inks. I dripped some gesso on the white cardstock, then added a couple drops of ink and spread it around with my finger. While it was still wet I stamped the large flourish on it using VersaMagic ink. Let it all dry. Printed out the collage image, cut it out, added color to her suit with chalks, rubbed the edges with VersaMagic ink and glued it on using soft gel medium. Next I drew some swirls with a clear glue and put on some blue glitter, decided I didn't like that at all, rubbed gesso thinly over that area which dulled the blue glitter but if you tip the card you can still catch highlights of it... turned out very cool. Added some more blue Ecoline ink over the area using a wet paint brush, let that dry and stamped the flourish image over it using white gesso (don't forget to clean your stamp right away). Glued on the shells. Stamped "by the sea" with one of those alphabet wheel stamps on white cardstock with VersaMagic ink, cut out the words, sponged on more ink and glued them on. Sponged silver Krylon on the edges. Collage image, Ecoline watercolour inks, gesso, VersaMagic inks, glitter, and flourish rubber stamp can all be found at Quietfire Design.


Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

This is so beautiful-the colors are refreshing!
hugs chris

Quietfire Style said...

This is just spectacular Wanda! I love the background! And, of course, I love the little diving girl. Beautifully done!