At the beginning of the year, a list was compiled of 12 techniques to be used by the end of the year. So far I've used 8 of the techniques and here are the pictures as a recap.
Layout number 2 ... techniques peeled paper and alcohol inks. Words added since last posted "Imagine ... boundless creativity and freedom."
Third layout ... I haven't posted this one before because it wasn't finished ... and it still isn't. Techniques used Tea Bags and Cuttlebug. Not quite sure how I want to finish it, but I think I want the shadows of some trees outlining the edges and then I'll add my "Imagine ... " quote.
Layout number 4 ... background using the credit card technique. I started with Making Memories Emerald green glaze that I applied with the credit card. I then added Golden's Blue fluid acrylic. I spritzed the page with water, counted to 20 then scraped the water off with a credit card ... hence the light blotches all over the paper (for the full tutorial on this techique visit 2cre8art blog. I then sprayed over the top with Gold Webbing Spray.
Layout number 4 finished ... final technique used Pop Up. The borders are made of scalloped metal that I cut out and then ran through the Cuttlebug for some texture. The corners are German Scrap. I added patina & gold rub 'n' buff over all the edges to finish off.
Altered Book Side View.
I also received some more ATCs this week ... 3 of which I won through the PaperArts Yahoo Group WTA lottery and the other was a belated birthday gift from the gorgeous Barb Thomas ... I'd been admiring this ATC on her blog and now I'm the lucky recipient of it.
I also made a gift for a friend overseas a week ago ... will post a picture once she's received it.
"Don't burn bridges. You'll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river."
~Source: H. Jackson Brown, Jr, Life's Little Instruction Book~