Sunday, October 7, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving & Halowe'en Everyone!

OK, the art is not exactly "Thanksgiving " looking, but it is time to clean the crap out so those creepy crawlies don't find a place to overwinter! Now I'm outta here- it's a balmy 18C & time to clean up the outdoor patio pots!

My Artist Trading Card for the ECS exchange,3.5"x2.5" Background-Black FW Acrylic Ink on Tobacco Mi-Tientes card stock. Fly-traced from wrapping paper with Pitt artist pen, colored with Sakura Glaze pens; Wings-Winsor Newton Liquid Iridescent, Eyes-Iridescent Pearl Paint Dimensional Fabric & Craft Paint pen. Ribbon-Textured stuff found when cleaning out my Mom's house. Lettering-orange Permapaque marker & Black Pitt artist pen. Other eyes are iridescent green beads.

For 10 ATC's start with an 8.5"x11" sheet of card stock. Using a pipette, drip black ink across card stock. Blow through a straw held perpendicular .5" above an ink drop & the ink will splatter.
-vary the size of ink drops & space between
-hold straw at an angle then blow
-vary direction of straw
-wiggle straw while blowing
-exchange ink for watercolor or other liquid media
TEMPLATE to cut 10 ATC's from 8.5"x11"
Measure carefully, & draw the lines on tracing paper, then run clear tape around the edge of the sheet to protect it. Now you can play with which direction will be most pleasing before you cut the actual card stock into 3.5"x2.5" cards which you can then continue to decorate.

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