Friday, December 12, 2008

Quantum of Solace ATC

Here's another example of an ATC that sat unfinished for months. This one took a drastic turn last night when I decided the abstract landscape that was made with leftovers off my palette just wasn't coming together for me. SO - I covered it up with the Golden Crackle Paste that has been unopened on my art table since this summer. Tonight I saw hints of blue-green showed up here & there now that it was dry. A nice delicate crackle pattern had formed.

On a whim, I decided to try a transfer technique. I pressed a piece of ordinary clear packing tape on a laser printout of our local movie listing. Since we recently saw Quantum of Solace, that's what I selected to transfer. This is TOTALLY easy! After applying the tape to the paper, I rubbed it to make sure it was firmly adhered. Next I ran water over the paper and rubbed it off until all that remained was the tape with the words transferred to it. I couldn't believe how easy it was.
So now I had a theme for my ATC. I loved Casino Royale. James Bond's world is shaken to the core at the end of the movie. Then Quantum of Solace takes up where CR left off. 007 is all tough on the outside, but you know his heart has been torn to pieces.
Golden Crackle Paste gave me the perfect ground to represent his fractured world. I used chalk, graphite & charcoal pencils to render the heart. A bit of toning was done with conte pencil. After a quick spray of fixative, I used matte varnish to adhere the transfer and seal the card.

Here's a sneak peak of another project that I started tonight. Can you guess what I'm making?


Janvangogh said...

It looks like you are painting an ornament. I like how the colors are mixing.

Susan Tuttle said...

I love the crackle look! -- I have been meaning to try this paste for some time -- thank you for the reminder.

I am intrigued by your sneak peek!


KathrynAntyr said...

Your transfer turned out really well. I'll have to try that. The crackle paint looks fab. I've been wanting to get some. Like you I love, love, love texture.

Now your sneak peek is gorgeous, at least what little I can see. I'm curious to learn more and to find out what materials you are playing with.

Lucy said...

I'm guessing a glass bulb ornament with pearl ex powders and alcohol ink??

Love your ACEO, great idea to use the crackle paint on it!