Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Altered art ATC's

Right, it has been a busy little weekend...............

I found a packet of old self-adhesive cork anti-slip/surface protector thingies at the weekend, the individual pieces were small, rounded rectangle and circles. I was immediately struck with the idea of makeing myself a background stamp (or three) for my ATC art work. So I found myself an ATC sized backing plate in plastic and placed the cork "tiles" in patterns on the backing plate. The only problem was that after inking and stamping, I found That there was so much ink still in the pores on the cork that I could carry on (and on and on) Luckily I had a number of old watercoloured backgrounds which I had not yet used ( never throw anything away!).

The resulting ATC blanks were immediately put to use and I started to turn out ATC's as if I had a conveyor line in front of me. Here are some of the results:-



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A more creative weekend than I have experienced for a long time. I also did another of the Africa series, of which I intend to do several. I enjoy this altered art technique and will be trying to cultivate this more rough and ready effect.




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It's back to reality now, Still trying out too many ideas and techniques without honing my skills. I need to take a much more considered attitude to learning the new approach to art. I have virtually given up on real painting which is a shame. Bot hopefully when I have had my fill of these new toys I will return. See you all.

2 comments:

Naj said...

Just "go with the flow" John, dont worry about not practicing traditional painting..you'll go back to it when you're ready! I love collage and altered art & really like the stuff you are coming up with.

Artyfax said...

Thanks Naj, really appreciate the vote of confidence - John