Thursday, 25 September 2014

APC Challenge Week 4

Altered Playing Card Challenge
Week 4

So, for week 4 the prompt was to use some tissue paper and then add paint and little houses were used for the detail.

The torn piece of tissue paper I used came from a packet 
I purchased from K-Mart a few months back 
(interesting what you find when you're not looking for anything in particular)

I used two tonings of lilac paint and then rubbed some off the tissue paper.
This left a hole which was subsequently filled in with a dab of paint.


The two little houses came from a length of paper towel I used as a "mop up".  I've used this once before in my art journal as a bit of landscaping and thought it looked pretty cool.

I just drew two houses with my black sharpie pen, cut around them and glued them down with a little bit of gesso.  The greeny/yellow bit in the top corner sort of represents the sun.

The words on both cards are stickers I have in my stash.

The second card I'm not so happy with, I think the green is too dirty looking - it needed to be brighter.  However, that is how it is and how it will stay!

The two paint colours are smooshed around using an old credit card and then I scraped a bit off to reveal the lines of the gesso underneath.

I stamped "Breezy" from Stampotique directly onto the card and then again onto a scrap piece of white cardstock.  I cut around her dress, scarf and head, coloured her with a gelli roll pen and glued her directly over the first image.

I'm looking forward to finding out what techniques willl be used in week 5.

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Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous week 4 cards Helen. Future home, that sounds interesting, are you thinking of moving house, maybe subconsiously? Love the Stampotique card, really lovely x

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