Thursday, August 27, 2009

Theme thursday - Quotes/Sayings


Here's my atc with a quote :)

The background was made colouring a baby wipe blue with acrylic paint and then streching it in all directions till you can see through it. I like to pull it so that it tears in some places. Then while it's still wet you glue it down on paper painted a darker blue.

I stamped the circles in dark blue paint and stamped golden stars to finish it. When you stretch the baby wipes they become a bit like a spiderweb and if you chose to paint it before you glue it down it's best to glue it while it's still wet, to avoid it getting stiff when it's all dry, cause that makes it harder to glue down. If you chose ink to colour it you rule out the stiffness problem :)

If you change background colour to a lighter shade, another colour or leave it white you'll get some other really cool effects!!
Have fun and I hope my "tutorial" made sense :)

Thanks for looking!!

Linda

9 comments:

  1. gorgeous piece! love the quote!

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  2. Lovely image & lovely background.xx

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  3. Fabulous 'quote'card.
    Beautiful background/image

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  4. What beautiful colors in this piece. The quote is very well illustrated!

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  5. What a beautiful piece. Those gold stars are fantastic!
    Ali xx

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  6. that is so lovely--how did you do the background?

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