Tuesday, May 27, 2008

An ATC tin!

Here it is! Remember the tin from a few posts back that I was going to keep my ATC's in? I wasn't quite sure what I would do with it, but yesterday decided I would try out the alcohol inks on it. They worked a treat, a bit bright, so need to work on toning them down a bit! I'm not sure about the pieces of music on the front either, so may change them.
My DH poked his head in the sewing room door to see what I was doing and made the comment that it looked creepy! Mmmmm. What do you think?
The face was set into liquid paper and when it was set I painted it, then I painted over a layer of crackle paint, then over that went some metalic rub-ons. you can see the colour of the underneath paint through the crackle which is neat.

I have done each of the sides differently, although two have been stamped, I think the inked background was a little bold, but for a first attempt with the alcolhol inks, I'm happy with the result. I used a black Staz On ink.

This is some music glued on, I think it needs a little extra? I'll think on it.

Another side.
Today I got this fantastic ATC card from Jan! It's really pretty - unfortunately my photography has let it down! But its all fabric, and the butterfly is cut from a silky asian fabric. Jan has also used batting in the design of her card. Thank you very much! This will fit nicely into my new ATC tin!
Rachelle, thanks for the comment! Love catching up with you!
Take care,


Laura said...

No, I don't think it's creepy at all, in fact I think it's quite joyful! Just look at that expression, and the vivid colors! Aren't alcohol inks fabulous! Try them on high gloss ceramic tile, and dominoes. Try dotting the ink onto the end of a paint brush and brushing it on! Oh, they are great! I'll have to do a tutorial using them soon.

ScaryCheri said...

I don't think it's creepy either Carole. That little face is so sweet. I love the colors you used. I really like how the sides turned out and that they are all different. Funny, I was working on one today too but I am covering mine with torn muslin. I researched tins yesterday on the internet and found some more really cool ideas with embossing podwers using Adirondacks acrylic paints. The finish looked way cool. Almost like it was baked on. I wanted to let you know that I got my FABULOUS card today. I adore the orange wrapper(is that interfacing?) and the soft purple cording you used. What a gorgeous presentation. Thank you so very much for the lovely prize. Hugz, Scary

quiltcrazygal said...

I just came across your blog from scarycheri and I love it. Your tin is really neat, great idea. I love your work and designs, I will be back often. Happy to meet you. Jenna Louise

Threadhead said...

HI! I love the tin box!!!!
I will add you to muy blog so I can share it with my other friends!

Jacq said...

Your box is wonderful. I love the effects of the inks.

Fannie said...

Great tin, Carole. The face looks like it's emerging from the surface--not creepy, very clever! Great colors. It will make a nice home to all your ATCs.

Aileen said...

I love the tin, I have to try something like this.

purplepaint said...

Carole - I love your blog! And this tin is awesome! Thanks for visiting my blog. Marva