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.


  1. I love your take on the challenge!!

  2. Wow what a fabulous idea. Such beautiful.

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

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

    Greetings from Jolande

  5. LOL - great angle on the challenge!

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

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

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