Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My first ever ATCs

If you are looking for what I left you on my blog, go down to the next post!

These 2 pieces below represent a few firsts for me.
My first time to make an ATC. My first time to create anything with the new digital grounds products by golden that I learned about in the class I won from Gail of Shabby Cottage Studio. My first time to win something on a blog contest. My first time to print on tin foil....yes this is actual tin foil. Not a sheet of some metallic paper or something like that. It is tin foil from my kitchen.

First I treated the tin foil with a layer of digital grounds for non porous surfaces and let it completely dry over night. Then I scanned a picture I had made in the past using encaustic wax. You can see it here. Then I printed it on the treated tin foil.

It came out looking really neat, but I had no idea what to do with it. So today I thought about it and decided that I would choose some silhouettes to print on it. I wanted to add something, but I didn't want to add anything with color to take away from the look of the background. So, I chose my images and again printed on to the tin foil. Then I took a couple of playing cards and used a glue stick to glue the finished images to the playing card... and here I have 2 ATCs! The second one is my favorite.





I really enjoyed making my first ATC's and I see myself trying many more firsts in my future!
Thanks for stopping by!

Peace & Love-
Risa

21 comments:

  1. Wow these are fantastic.
    Lovely ATC´s.

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  2. These are absolutely gorgeous, the background works so well with silhouettes xx

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  3. these are the coolest thing ever! I love that guitar player under the tree. He is totally rockin'. The background is amazing. WOW! These look like you have been and ATC pro for many years!!!

    xxx

    HAve a great day!

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  4. Great job Risa! It certainly doesn't look like these are your first ever ATC's. And that you printed them on tin foil!!! So very cool!

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  5. These are fabulous Risa! I wouldn't have known these were your first ever ATC's!!

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  6. Wow. oh wow! Risa, what a technique! These ATCs are fabulous. Both of them are beautiful. I agree that the silhouettes are what the background needed. You really wouldn't want to detract from those gorgeous backgrounds.
    Faye

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  7. Oh WOW, these are just super!! fantastic background!! Love them!!!

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  8. the backgrounds are stunning. How fantastic technique. You have a great future making ATCs :)

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  9. I love these ATC's, Risa! Beautiful job!!

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  10. Hi Risa, Oh your ATC's are awesome! Great job! Stephani:)

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  11. Stunning. What a beautiful piece of art.

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  12. Wonderful and creative ATC´s !

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  13. Wow these are stunning.
    Wonderful work.

    Thanks Risa for your wonderful work to SaWo.

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  14. Wonderful ATCs and great backgrounds!

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  15. Congrats on so many firsts! That second ATC is really cool...quite a "trip".

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  16. Fantastic work, Risa. What a lot of different steps your beautiful work took! Very nice.

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