Monday, March 16, 2009

More ATCs

Here is another set of ATCs I created for a swap organized by the Surface Design group on yahoo. I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed these swaps. What a great way to share your art and get some great little pieces in return.

I love puffy paint and have used it in many of my pieces to make rocks, trees, devil horns and several other things. In this first picture the original fabric is on the right. I then covered it with swirl designs by using puffy paint straight from the bottle. You need to let the paint dry completely before puffing so I let it set about 48 hours. I used a heat gun to puff the paint. You can tell puffing is done when the paint looses its glossy look. I rubbed lime green paint over the rough surface and after it dried I brushed it with Lumiere Super Sparkle. Finally I quilted the entire piece with a dark purple thread. One of the great things about puffy paint is that you can paint over it an stitch through it.



Here are the finished ATCs. Also shown is my ATC finder........ a little frame I created out of timtex to lay over the uncut fabric to see how a certain spot will look when cut to ATC size.

9 comments:

TextileTraveler said...

Judy, these are wonderful. I hope that's one of the swaps I'm signed up for; I'll have to check. Btw, I received your ATC in the mail yesterday, and it's even more awesome than the pic! Thanks so much.

Judy Alexander said...

Michele, you are so welcome and yes you will be getting one of these.

Susan Schrott, Artist said...

Hi Judy
Thanks for taking a peek at my new blog. I had such a good time working on the drawings They just come from within my unconscious. I don't think about a thing I just dive right in.

I love your textile traveler They are beautiful!!

Debbi Baker said...

Hi Judy - these ATCs are gorgeous! I just finished mine today and guess what - I used puffy paint too!! But in a different way to you. I'd started them over a month ago but have been away so needed to finish them off before I go back to work tomorrow. I also really love your Versa Tool experiement - so gorgeously coloured and all those beautiful markings!

Vivien said...

I love how you use the puff paint here. You're very good at creating depth and texture in your art. I'm thinking as well of your calendar page -- still to come this year! :)

Judy Alexander said...

Thanks to all of you for your comments. I so appreciate the feedback.

needlewings said...

Cool! I love this!

TextileTraveler said...

Judy, just got mine in the mail and it is FABULOUS! Thanks so much!

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Oh My
these look gorgeous Judy.Will have to give it a try one day...hhhmmm now where in my stash have I put those puff paints?