Wednesday, May 9, 2012

a gem or two

This ATC started it's life as a piece of mountboard, but the paper layer came off since I added so much water and I had to mount it again on card when it was dry.
Green and magenta alcohol ink, gold lumiere diluted with water and sprayed, then finger painted dots of other lumiere colours that were on my palette were added.  I painted the word with halo rose and a small brush, then added the red and white highlights after.  The dragonfly is a handmade stamp with a sticky rhinestone on it.

This journal quilt was thread sketched then painted with lumiere paints.  I added hot fix crystals to the top wings.  I don't like the yellow effect of the gold paint, although it is not this lary in real life.  I have not finished the edge of this one yet, and I may still play with a bit more stitching and beading.