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The Travelling Art Journal Project

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Start of ATC's

It's bitter cold and snowing here so what better time than now to work in the studio. Not sure what was happening about the ATC's so decided to go ahead and make some for you all. Pictured is the start of the background work. One easy way is to take a large enough sheet of paper or fabric, in this case here I used 'duck canvas', to make several at once. Either paint, decorate or collage the whole piece then cut it to the ATC size and finish with added touches.
The background work here is called paste canvas which is similar to paste paper. I made designs first with soft pastels in two shades of blue. Then the entire canvas was covered with ross art paste and while still wet acrylic paint was dropped onto the canvas and blended in. Then a marking tool was used to create wave lines. This needs to dry before more design is added then I will cut the canvas to size and finish with embellishment. My theme here will be pertaining to our journal. Hope this inspires you to try some ATC's in any case I would love to send you one. I'll send out an email to all journal members. Have a creative day.

11 Comments:

At 3:16 PM, Blogger Baskerville Hound said...

Great work Toni- Thanks for getting a start on it and motivating us to get the ATC's happening!
Should we make the same card in an edition of 16 so that one can be sent to each person, so we all get a set- or are you making a series of different cards?

 
At 6:44 PM, Blogger Toni said...

I'm making pretty much the same card in an edition of 16 so everyone gets close to the same thing. If this first round of cards goes well we can do more sets.

 
At 7:54 PM, Blogger Baskerville Hound said...

Cool- thanks Toni, sounds like a plan!
So if we all make an edition of 16 [of either a entry in the journal once it reaches you, or just an idea related to the project] then we can send them all off and each of us will have a set of ATC's from our project!
Sounds great. Thanks Toni again for getting the ball rolling!....gotta go and get started on my cards!

 
At 6:12 AM, Blogger miragee said...

That is very nice of you Toni. So is our first ATC related to the theme of ducks?

 
At 8:03 AM, Blogger vicci said...

Toni...Awesome! Look forward to seeing the finished product. It's really cold here also...Brrr...stay warm!

 
At 10:13 PM, Blogger ValGalArt said...

Great work Toni! will there be ducks in all of the ATC's?

 
At 10:21 PM, Blogger Baskerville Hound said...

Val- I, personally think anything goes but if the consensus is that there be ducks on every card then thats cool too-what is everyone's thoughts on this?

 
At 4:45 AM, Blogger miragee said...

That'll be nice to have ducks on every ATC. Is the size of each ATC 6.4 cm x 8.9 cm?

 
At 8:01 AM, Blogger Toni said...

I'm putting a duck on mine. And will post it when it is done. i just figures my first round of ATC's would be duck related to co-inside with the journal

 
At 9:32 AM, Blogger Leezy said...

Oh this is so cool - so should we all be creating duck-related ATCs for the first round? 16 in the set?
I will start mine this week, too, to prepare - is the 6.4 x 8.9 cm the correct size, then? Thanks for the advice! :)

 
At 2:36 AM, Blogger Lee said...

sorry I've been a little preoccupied, but I'm in :)

 

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