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.


Lori Roberts said...

These are great Jeni!

Heidi said...

Hi Jeni!
Love your ATC's! What a great way to use the cigar band die. It was so fun getting to meet you in AZ! Your work is very inspiring!!

renelli said...

Ok, I'm up for a challenge! Are there any other rules besides only using things that are sitting around our work space? What should the finished product be,(anything we want) do you have something in mind? Let me know.

France said...

What a great die!