Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Butterflies on Acrylic

My creation this week this week is a bit out of the ordinary and was kind of an accident. This is an acrylic atc. I was looking through my stash for something totally different and came across a pack of acrylic atc pieces. It was perfect for the challenges at Grungy Monday and Simon Says Stamp and Show. Let me explain.
At Grungy Monday Linda gave us a technique challenge from a 2008 blog posting by Tim Holtz. Here Tim introduced the technique where he colors a fragment using alcohol inks and then stamps on it getting this cool, magical effect. Since this is 2012, I upgraded the technique a little since Tim has made advancements in his line since then. Instead of a fragment, I used the acrylic atc blank. Tim specifically said that it wasn't a good idea to use writing to stamp with because it would come out backwards. Well, with Tim's reflections stamps, that problem is solved. If you look really closely, you will see rows of numbers running at a slant behind the butterflies. Also based on this year's 12 tags, I used his metal sheet as a backing instead of glossy paper. I really like the cool effect this technique had on the atc.
At Simon Says Stamp and Show the challenge is anything but a card.  There is no cardstock at all on this atc. Because of the subject matter on the atc, it also meets the challenge at Fashionable Stamping which is butterflies or bugs.

10 comments:

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow, I love your creativity in this ATC. The metal at the back really makes it so different and unique. Gorgeous! And the alcohol inks are sooo much fun to work with. Thankyou for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Dot x

Candy C said...

Hi Barbara...very cool butterflies on acrylic. I love the background and those muted butterfly images coming through are neat. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Meggymay said...

Fantastic Atc, love the background and those butterflies are gorgeous. Thankyou for joining us at FSC this time.
Yvonne/Meggymay

Terry said...

So brilliant to use an acrylic ATC for GM and SSSS and FSC! Love the effect of the alcohol inks with the butterflies! Awesome! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

Netty said...

Beautiful work, the effects are stunning. x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fascinating piece of art. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.

Yvonne Garner said...

Barbara, your piece is beautiful and unique! Thank so much for joining us at FSC! Best, Yvonne

Lynne Moncrieff said...

A stunning ATC and just that little bit different.
Thank you for joining us at FSC.
Wishes
Lynne

Deb Neerman said...

So beautifully done! TFS!!

Brenda Brown said...

An ingenious way to use the technique Barbara and such a visually interesting finished ATC. I love it. Thanks so much for linking it to The Fashionable Stamping 'Butterflies and Bugs' challenge.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox