For Polly's Collage MIXed media challenge. I went small. Stamped collages, fine, assembled ones, not so much. I emptied out two of the tins on my desk containing scraps, and found enough bits to inspire two ATCs.
The first one - the background is cling wrap background, Brushos, spray starch. The oval is alcohol inks on photo paper stamped with the script. I added Liquid Pearls to it after sticking it to the background. The sentiment was leftover from something else - I tucked it into the gold heart. There was a tiny die-cut bow in there, so I added that, and some bling. The bird was white and maybe I should have left it like that, but I rubbed in some Craft-T rub-ons to add a bit of colour. It's edged with a Mermaid Marker.
The second one, the background is the piece left from ironing EP out of a burned batik panel a while back, very soft but with some texture going on. I used the edge of a gel print for sand along the bottom. The rest was all oddments, the ivy leaves are the back of a gel print, for some reason. The little flowers are MFT. The starfish and the MFT star were there - I layered them up. I added some Prills, a star bead and a couple of little shells. The sentiment is from Pink Cat Studios, and is stamped on part of the background from the first ATC.
Good therapy - now I need more after the immense frustration of trying to write up a challenge post and get it looking moderately readable.
Date: Friday, January 24, 2020 GMT Views: 152
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Registered: June 3, 2016 Location: near Lourdes in France Posts: 33193
Fri, Jan 24, 2020 @ 8:12 AM
your ATC mixed media look great I love both, on the left one I prefer the colors and on the right one all the elements, I think you're a champ at mixed media collage, you make often, but maybe without thinking about it!!
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 37297
Fri, Jan 24, 2020 @ 8:43 AM
I agree with Anita...you are really good at collage! I love both these tiny masterpieces! I love that you used leftover bits and pieces to create these. I really like all the little extras on the underwater one,,,,the beads on the seahorse are great! So much fun to look at these and see all the details.
Registered: January 8, 2011 Location: Sydney, Australia Posts: 30425
Fri, Jan 24, 2020 @ 7:45 PM
You do collage so easily, Sabrina, these are beautiful ATC’s with wonderful bgs! Terrific elements on both, I love the fabulous bird and heart on the one on the left and really love the aquatic elements on the other!
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Registered: February 27, 2007 Location: Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin Posts: 13657
Sat, Jan 25, 2020 @ 6:15 AM
I used to do ATCs quite a bit, belonged to two groups, one which did ATCs exclusively. I have a box full. That was a very good idea, go small, most of us have small 'junk' anyway. I think they're darling and I think you have found a new way to use up your beautiful 'junk.' Favd.
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Registered: May 25, 2006 Location: So. Oregon Posts: 105627
Sat, Jan 25, 2020 @ 7:45 AM
I love that you went tiny, I think that is harder to do actually. I love the paste on the bird as it really brings out the texture too I love the texture the little beads add to the seaview one a lot. these are both really fabulous Sabrina