Right, time for a jet lagged post. Just back from my holls and the back to work blues are setting in.
Just before I left I sent these off to Carmen, we have been meaning to swap since the 3rd woyww birthday and I finally got around to finishing mine.
I wanted to make and Atc in the same way I did the arches for a book cover I did a while back.
The arch it's self is from Tando Creative, they do great chip board images and I love using them.This arch was given a really thick coating of Deco art texture crackle paste. when it dries it looks like cracked plaster of paris, I painted it black and then dry brushed it to make it look like old stone. I used alcohol inks to colour up some photo paper oranges and yellows, the image stamped is from one of Andy Skinners latest stamp range.
I got the figure from a shop called 'Games Workshop' they sell models for playing some kind of game. I saw this chap in their window.Turns out he is scenery from a Lord of the rings game. They don't sell him on his own but the guy took him from the set up and told me to run ;) ( he was the manager, so don't worry )
I cut him from his base and gave him the same paint treatment as the arch and stuck it all together. Thanks to Carmen for the pics, as I forgot to take some before I sent them out. Dough!!
The second atc was stained up with distress inks in green yellow and orange. It was then stamped with a wood grain stamp in a light orange archival ink (think you can just see it in the first pic. The zombie image I first saw on someones Blog Glow's I think???? and found the image on line, I printed it on to acetate and attached with a couple of brads. I also stuck on a couple of words from the Tim Holtz words pack.
Over at Haunted Design House their challenge is freaker's free for all, so I thought I would enter these.
Regular service will resume soon. thanks for stopping by, Mark