Tuesday, August 3, 2010

by the sea ATC


The collage image on this atc is from Quietfire Design.  The background is one I did a long time ago... you lay a piece of cardstock on a hot plate and then use color crayons on the paper... they melt from the heat.  Be sure and use a piece of tin foil or parchment paper on the hot plate before your cardstock.  The colors and swirls of the wax were perfect for water.  Colored the cheesecloth with Glimmer mist... added charms and little beads.  The seahorse was actually gold... I dripped alcohol ink (espresso) on it, dried it, and then lightly sanded the high spots for more depth (the picture doesn't show it so well). 

7 comments:

Lori said...

Wow, Wanda, this is terrific! Love the background, and the embellishments are just terrific!

Lynn Stevens said...

oh what a cool technique! I'll have to remember this one! Now where did I stash those crayons???

Linda Cain said...

Sooo cute. I remeber standing like that at the edge of the pool, thinking I could dive in and swim like a mermaid!
Oh, the simpler times in life.

Linda

BeeBeebabs said...

Wow absolutely gorgeous and thanks for the tutorial!!!

Jodi said...

Love this, Wanda! The textures and embellies are wonderful. Missed you last Saturday - hope all is okay...!

Nan said...

This is so sweet and very creative! thanks for sharing your technique!

Kathy Eddy said...

This is stunning Wanda!