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Sunday, January 16, 2011

ATC Trees

Here is a set of mixed media ATCs that I made last year.  I started out by coating the cards with some gesso (or maybe it was wall putty), painting it on randomly.  

Then I used watercolor to paint each of the cards in different colors.  I also painted book pages in a darker shade of the same colors as the cards.

 
I used watercolor and colored pencils to draw the tree trunk and the ground. 

I used colored pencils to shade the background and bring out the texture...

adding darker shades at the edges and swirls in the parts that wouldn't have leaves.

Then I cut out leaf shapes from the book pages and pasted them unto the tree trunks.
After pasting the book paper leaves, I painted more leaves on in the same color.

I added "fruits" using dimensional paints and this last one even got a bird...


Hope you like them!

18 blog hugs:

Sherry Edwards said...

I do like them!!! In fact, I think they're all beautiful!

Diane said...

Wonderful---Love ALL of these colors!!

Ansota said...

Love all of them.

Janine said...

his tree- ATCs are so lovely . The colours are great. Simply beautiful

Beth Stone said...

These are beautiful! I love the texture, and how all of the different colors/trees look together as a set... great job!

karen said...

Like them? I love them!!! Wow, these atc's are so beautiful! And so many techniques to create them! Well done you!
xoxo Karen

NatashaMay said...

Gorgeous ATC-s! I love the texture.

martinealison said...

Moi qui suis une amoureuse des arbres, je suis comblée avec les vôtres... Ils explosent de couleurs... Bravo!
Bises

Merci pour votre passage sur mon blog et votre gentil message.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

These are all darling as can be, I wouldn't know which one toe pick. You should hang these lovelies all together at the wall!
I threw the two sweet Peggy notes in the big giveaway hat, fingers crossed!
Enjoy your evening, while I'm off to jump under the shower and make breakfast for my little monkeys ^_~

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi dear Peggy!!
So good to hear from you! Such beautiful work on here--your trees are beautiful and the mother and child piece--wow! So gorgeous. Have a blessed day...and I want to wish you a Happy New Year!!
XO

~*~Patty S said...

Each of your ATCs is SO lovely...beautiful colors for me on a gray and icy day in Virginia :)
oxo

Julia Christie said...

Love them all and so fun to hear about your process!

Smiles

Sandy Ang said...

Loving the way you incorporated the pages into your ATCs. The way the words just peep out of the leaves is great!

marie said...

I like them very much. Thank you for explaining how you made. They are beautiful!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Dianne said...

Your art work is beautiful and amazing!!

Tammy Freiborg said...

I love them!! Love the monochromatic.

di from di-did-it said...

your trees are gorgeous!

John Briner said...

Hi! Just found your post while blog hopping. These cards are excellent. I like the way how you used mixed media in order to produce different yet coordinated effects, and I also like the blending of colors.

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