3 More ATCs

8/26/2009 03:32:00 PM Posted In , , , , Edit This 8 Comments »
Well, here are 3 more of the ATCs I've made to send to the Canadian exhibit. The one on the top is made from a scrap of denim material that I cut from an old pair of jeans I was getting rid of. I embroidered the clouds, flowers, and grass, added the sheep and sun charms, then used a blanket stitch to both attach the backing fabric and to keep it from fraying. I wasn't sure how I was going to add all the info to the back of this one, so what I ended up doing was spraying the fabric with workable fixative and then using my trusty Micron Pen. It worked really well!

The one on the bottom left has a page of text from an old book, a snippet of an old letter (I bought a pack of old letters at a garage sale), 2 old foreign postage stamps, and a packing tape transfer. I forget whose face it is, but I think he was a contemporary of Queen Elizabeth I ..... sorry about that, old chap.

The last one is ink and colored pencil. The shells were collected in Florida by a friend of mine who generously shared them with me .... Thanks Judy!


8 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

Very nice! I've never tried a packing tape transfer, but I love how it shows the text through his face.

I hope when they trade cards there I get one of yours!!!

xoxo

Art is for the Making said...

Very nice. I especially like the denim with stitching.

Aurileide Alves said...

Hello there Nancy! They got really nice. But my favourite is the first one. Because it is soooo hand made, so beautiful! It could be used to illustrate even clothing!

The second one, with the old face is great to illustrate a magazine. It is such a powerfull graphic.

Finally, the third one is soft and has something that only kids can put in their art works: inocence.

Hope the exhibition be a sucess!

Best wishes

Aurileide

Martine said...

Lovely ! I partcularly like the second one.
By the way could you tell me what the 3 letters ATC actually stand for ?
Martine

Beverley Baird said...

Great ATCs - all so different!

Marilyn said...

Wow, the first one would be hard to duplicate for a swap, there's so much work in it. They are all wonderful!

Leah said...

I love the fabric one! so cool!!

Ellen said...

Wow! I'm new to the idea of ATCs. I didn't know they were made of anything but paper! These are terrific!