Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Crown Jewels ATC's
The theme for this month's ATC trade was "Crown Jewels". I made all sorts of glittery goodness, as you can see in the photo above. I used 2" sized chipboard squares and heat embossed them with Clearsnap Copper pigment ink and a combination of Ranger UTEE, gold and copper embossing powders. While the layers of embossing powder were still hot I impressed a crown stamp (Postmodern Design) into the molten mess. I then used red and ginger alcohol inks to add to the color. This is a very fun technique--making deep thermal embossed tiles. The fun part is sprinkling in all sorts of different powders for a unique look. To further embellish the tiles once they were on the inked, stamped, and be-ribboned cards, I added tiny gold beads with Glossy Accents as an adhesive. They really look like treasure! Lastly, I composed a bit of prose to add some text to my creation. I had fun at the trade. All the cards were imaginative and the company fun to be with. ATC's--a way to share your art with others.