Friday, January 18, 2008

packing tape transfer challenge

ATCs are especially fun for me as I do them with a bit of self-indulgence. ATCs allow me to create without worrying about what anyone else thinks about them. This is often where I put left over treasures (trash?) that haven’t made it into my larger artwork pieces for which they were originally intended.

In this series of ATCs I was challenged to use packing tape transfer which was a new technique for me. I think I had the wrong type of tape because it was stretchy; so to give it some stability and to make the transfer pop, I placed it on top of silver tape that I purchased from the hardware store. I then die cut it with the Spellbinders cigar band die. I love that this challenge pushed me out of my box to try something new.

I have a new challenge for everyone; create a new finished piece of artwork using only those left over treasures (or trash). Pull out one of those backgrounds you’ve made; decorate it with embellishment sitting around waiting for a home. The challenge is to finish something by assembling things you have sitting around crying to be used.