Monday, February 18, 2008

TMTA / Insects

Insects are the theme this week at the TMTA challenge.

Here are my pretties:
Single chap, eh?
click for bigger!


The bodies are from an old engraved book on insects. I made liberal use of pearlescent, silver and gold paints on their bodies. The guy is actually lavender.
Background is a mixture of cream acrylic, green glitter glue and sage stencil paint. I usually put them in a heap and start blending on the card. Any overflow goes on the paper that covers my desk. Whenever that starts to look interesting I cut it up for new backgrounds.
I also made a gel transfer of some b&w line drawings of insects, but those got kind of buried under.

24 comments:

  1. I love your take on the challenge!!

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  2. Wow what a fabulous idea. Such beautiful.

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  3. GREAT!! love your take on the theme!!

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  4. Very nice. And I like the description on how you made it.

    Greetings from Jolande
    http://artisttraidingcards.punt.nl

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  5. LOL - great angle on the challenge!

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  6. This is totally up my alley! Perfect..love the idea and your execution!

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  7. Die Insekten sehen sooo echt aus, direkt zum Anfassen. Und der Hintergrund ist wieder mal umwerfend! Einfach tolles ATC!

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  8. Love the background, and a great idea with heads on the insects! :)

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