Sunday 20 January 2013

The Mists of Time

Hello, gentle visitor, and welcome to my little corner of the Blogiverse - I hope you'll enjoy your visit.  I don't know about you, but I've heard rumours of an Artists' Trading Card revival;  I do hope it's true!  Just in case you didn't know, ATC's are small pieces of artwork and there are only two rules when creating them - they must be 2.5 inches by 3.5 in size, and they must only be swapped or given away, never sold.  They are great fun and usually easy to do, and a good way of making use of all the little scraps of card and material we all accumulate.

The Artful Times Challenge Blog challenge for this period is to create an ATC about "Time", so here's my contribution -

I used Viva Ferro in shades of graphite, gold, green gold and golden orange for the background, applying it with a spatula and making sure I had a good generous layer on the card.  I then inked up my stamp  (a background of clock faces, from Hero Arts - you can just about see one of the clocks in the bottome left corner) using gold Brilliance ink and and stamped into the wet Ferro (and immediately dropping the stamp into a bowl of wated to prevent the paint drying on it).  I pressed the clock face charms into the paint and left it all to dry.
Once it was dry, I went over the places I wanted to highlight with rub-on wax in gold.  And that was pretty much it - as I said, ATC's are quick and easy.  Hope you enjoyed looking at this one!


Redanne said...

Oh what a gorgeous background you have created Keren! I keep hearing about this Ferro, must get some now...the clocks placed into the medium look amazing too. Anne x

Jenny Marples said...

How dramatic is this! Hadn't thought of using Brilliance to stamp into it. Must try that as it looks so good. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, Jenny x

ria gall said...

Wow that background is something else it looks fantastic and the clocks sunk in to it adds drama.

WendyK said...

Great background, I love Viva, and their Terra is brilliant to stamp into, I haven't tried to stamp into Ferro, will have a go.

Meggymay said...

Awesome background, its a great ATC, will have to try this sometime.

Von said...

I can see you had fun making your ATC fabulous background and love how you have embeded the the clock faces :)
Von ☺

Neet said...

I too can see you had fun with this, it oozes 'joy' as you look at it. Great finish, love those Viva paints (have you seen my latest blog entry with Viva products?) in act all of their products are wonderful.
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times, Hugs, Neet xx

Julia S-W said...

I love this background. It's one of those things that you want to pick up and touch! Gorgeously metallic. The little watch faces look fab too.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm not sure what the Ferro stuff is (paint?) but I still have quite some metallic acryllic paints. They don't have the glitter that appears on this tag, but I hope it works out great as well. This really cought my eye from the "suggestions" beneath another post. I agree with the previous poster: you want to pick it up and touch it. (Like a little girl seeing all shiny pretties around her).

Debbie / Daqa