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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

ATC Collages, Before and After

Whenever I make ATC collages, I like to add a bit of colored pencil, watercolor and maybe some gold poster paint to them.  I took a few before and after pictures to show you what I mean.  Here are some examples of ATCs before...


and after...

Before...
  
and after... 
(this one looks so much better in person. 
The gold poster paint doesn't show in the scan)...

Before...

 and after...
(plus a wallpaper flower on her hair)...

I like adding a darker edge (with colored pencils) to frame the collage. Sometimes I also sand some parts with some fine sandpaper to give a more distressed look.  Then, I finish the card off with a fixative spray.  It looks so much more "finished" to me.  Hope you like the cards!

12 blog hugs:

Abigail Jasmine said...

You are so talented! Simply beauty!

*God Bless*

Paper Paradise said...

What a comparison! I can't believe how much difference this makes. I must try it myself. x

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Thanks for visiting my blog :)
Your ATC are awesome and thanks for giving me ideas to play with. I get stuck in a rut sometimes when I paper craft.
Deb

Dawn said...

beautiful ATCs and I love the After!

love Dawn xx

Darcy said...

great ATC's , i don't make them myself as i struggle each time i try, so i admire anybody who makes lovely ones. you are quite right the coloured backgrounds make such a difference, really support the main image beautifully.

My fave image is one in your side bar , the top one of mother and baby, did you draw that? what pencils do you use?

x

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What a difference. They were really good before, but the hand touches really are wonderful.

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Peggy, so cool to have you stop by from the Philippines! Thank you for your wonderful comment, good luck on the giveaway. Your work is just lovely, the girls are so beautiful. Take care, Riki

Lynn Stevens said...

I LOVE these they really take on a more vintage feel. I must remember to try a little gold next time.

LiveArt said...

Dear Peggy, these are soooo wonderful!! great vintage ATCs!!! I also want to thank you for your kind words and support these past weeks. I'm sorry to hear you also experienced such loss... And I know that, one cannot ever be fully prepared for loosing a loved one. Thankfully my cousin and her kids are doing well under the circumstances. She's told me she's felt the love and support sent to her and it's deeply appreciated.

Hugs, thanks and blessings,
Linda

Janine said...

Hi Peggy
it´s quite a while since my last visit. And you made so many lovely things.
I like your last work.
Have a great sunday
Janine

Christina of Inspiration Flirtation said...

Peggy, Love your work! Its beautiful! So much for stopping by my blog. I'm now a follower of yours and can't wait to see more of your ATCs!

Vicky said...

absoluetly beautiful :)I really enjoyed my visit to your blog .

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