Friday, October 24, 2008

Altered Art

One of the more popular items to work with are old photographs or reproductions of famous works of art. These are a collection of photos, paintings, creative papers and some really fun techniques. The first card is one of my favorites and will stay in my collection. I printed the photo on cream color card stock. When I cut it out, I bent it, rubbed brown chalk into the creases and went over the edges with sandpaper. Using this technique (it is also known as distressing) you can make a photo look like you just found it in an old chest. I used the same distressing on the next card. The 3rd card is a copy of an old cigar box lid. the simplicity of this card makes it attractive. The blue color of the card stock is picked up in the painting and I added a decorative punch to the corners. The others speak for them selves and show that there is no limit to this hobby. I have used ribbon, lace, embossed felt, feathers, bamboo, seashells, rhinestones and very fine glass beads.


Elizabeth said...

The "I'm not gonna' wear a dress" has always been one of my favorites. I am also quite fond of the "dance dance dance" but you can't go wrong with the Degas style ballerina.

arttage said...

Hi Evy! I see you are having a blast with these very addictive atc's! I am looking forawrd to our swap together, you do lovely work! Love that name Caleb too isn't he adorable! We have three male children in our family one around Caleb's age! Hugs, Sanna