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?