Sunday, 3 April 2011
New ATC swaps and Journal Pages
Firstly here are a couple of gorgeous ATCs that I received in a private swap with Lorna at Artymess, and I just adore them. They are so textural and full of visual interest, the blue one is mostly velvet, lovely to stroke, with the word 'Eternity' stamped in the metal piece.
Here are the two ATCs that I sent to Lorna, a Marie Antoinette complete with hanger and dangly jewels and a Tea Time? ATC.
These beautys dropped through my letterbox on Friday, the latest swap from Roses on My Table, with the theme of love. I love the variety of techniques and expressions of love. Here are mine for the same swap in an earlier post.
Finally, as the light was fading tonight so sorry about the gloomy photo, I started work on the pages for my fabric journal course. I'm going to work on a couple of journals at the same time as I was having major difficulties in deciding on just one theme. So one of them will be a vintage/shabbychic/dressing table kind of a journal entitled 'Pretty in Pink' and the other journal will have the theme of India, with vibrant colours and sari fabrics. If you fancy joining in on the Journal class just click on the image on the sidebar and you'll get more details.
So above I'm working with strong coffee to age the paper, then waste not, want not I'm dying fabrics in the coffee liquid that was left over - studio smells like Starbucks now, lol. For the India journal I've been spraying acrylic washes and glimmer mists so far but think I need to be a bit bolder with my colour but lost the light and so will assess it better tomorrow.