Monday, February 2, 2009

Bernie Berlin ATC Workshop #6 Swap

I finally finished my cards for Part 6 of the Artist trading Card Workshop swap through ATC_World based on Bernie Berlin's book of the same name. This month the techniques were Emboss Resist, Embossing Scraps and Resin Fresco.

I was a bit creatively (and time) challenged this month as Ferg's mum is still here visiting from Ireland and we've been out showing her the sights of the Gold Coast quite a lot ... so I went with something simple and featured a character from a movie and a quote ... I haven't even embellished the cards much as I felt the backgrounds were the essence of the swap and they should really feature quite strongly.

(1) Emboss Resist - painted in red, stamped & embossed a rustic alphabet, painted over the top with Metal Effects Iron Paint and a Rust Activator.

(2) Embossing Scraps - I used scraps from my christmas cards and used Old Gold embossing powder.

(3) Resin Fresco - UTEE on cardboard, painted with Making Memories Sky Blue & Emerald Glaze, then used Lime Rub 'n' Buff on the raised bits of UTEE and edges.

"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together."
~Vincent Van Gogh, 1853-1890, Dutch Painter~


Barb said...

Oh Di!!!... I love all these ...are they for trade???

Shelly said...

Unbelievable !!! You totally blow me away with how perfect your backgrounds complement the images and theme of your cards. Great, great set !!