Monday, June 13, 2011

Why so blue?


Summer of Color's first promt was BLUE. And here is my first ATC for this summer. :)

It's mixed media on a poker playing card. :)) Backround is spray painted then the girl is collaged basically because I couldn't see pencil lines on the background and then I added trees with acylics. All very blue. :)

What I have learned is that spray paint does not stick to a glossy poker card. So this ATC was ruined after the whole layer of paint peeled off like a glove. From now on I'm glueing paper on first. So far it's still sticking to the card. :) I have to try if gesso will work though.

Have a lovely Monday! :)


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40 comments:

  1. Good to know...though, this turned out great despite the challenge of peeling paint :)

    I love the subtle shadows of the trees on the grass!

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  2. this is so cute...love your girl...xxx

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  3. Beautiful card! If you want to gesso your cards, use some sandpaper first, and you'll be fine!

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  4. We learn by our mistakes, but sometimes those mistakes turn out for the best! I think gesso will work.

    This ended up gorgeous anyway :)

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  5. Love your blue, this week we are all going blue!

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  6. Oooh, I like the way the trees are blowing also. Blustery day!

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  7. Lepa modra, predvsem drevesa so mi kulska.

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  8. This is fabulous Natasha. I love the blue trees in the background.
    x

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  9. She is so cute! I love the movement in her hair and the trees.

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous Natasha... just love your ATC... hope the gesso works...

    Jenny x

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  11. Love your 'blue' girl, her eyes are stunning :)
    Shame about the paint not sticking but has they say....You have to make mistakes to learn the lessons,that's how we grow :)
    Looking forward to seeing more of your colour creations! ;)
    Jan x

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  12. Sorry to hear your paint didn't work, but your ATC looks great though. Love the girl. I want hair that colour xx

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  13. You live and learn!!!!

    Your piece turned out perfectly! I love the movement of her hair and the bendy trees.

    Karen

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  14. so lovely, delicate and soft

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  15. Hi Natasha! your girl is perfect!!

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  16. Wonderful Piece of blue art....

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  17. I love your card! Very blue and verly lovely.

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  18. Your girl didn't mind waiting while you got your card ready. She's lovely! So carefree, hair blowing in the wind! Love it! :)

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  19. Hi Natasha! A beautiful girlie for our blue week! She is adorable! Jessi xox

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  20. What a beautiful ATC! I LOVE her - her lips, her flowing hair and that dress is perfect - wonderful background too - I really like the little bit of card showing from your new peeling paint technique ;) Thank you for this beautiful inspiration, xo

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  21. Terrific ATC, your girl is perfect.

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  22. Oh I simply love her :) As I'm loving our blog, glad to have stumbled upon you!

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  23. O, vsaka naslednja je lepša. :)

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  24. I love that you created this piece with the subject not in the center. I find pieces done like this more eye catching. So beautiful XOXO

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  25. Beautiful Natasha!! I wonder what I will be creating, still!

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  26. It's a shame that you had the problem with the paint Natasha but your atc is beautiful all the same.
    hugs
    Chris xx

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  27. I always love what you come up with, and your style is so distinctive--your girls are always so fun!

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  28. I love the look of her, the pose and her alluring blue self~ Well Done~

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  29. Natasha...your paintings are so lovely!

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  30. so so cute...I confirm to you with gesso, it will be ok...I have made a lot of ATC on playcard and had the same problem me too...I sometimes use a cardstock glue over it or gesso...2 coats better if you gesso is too liquid...but I prefer finally to glue a cardstock...more possiblilties...

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  31. I think it turned out wonderful..love her expression!

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  32. So delightful and charming!

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  33. Aw, this is so cute! It's a shame it was ruined. I've used gesso on the cards with success, but I usually just cut some heavy paper like watercolor paper or cardstock to card size. It's easier.

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  34. oh, stupid spray paint! I hate what junk like that happens :(
    maybe sand and gesso it first, rather than paper?
    i love the faces you create.
    so pretty.
    xx,
    amy

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  35. This ATC looks great Natasha. Very cute. =D

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  36. This is so wonderful! I love all the differing shades of blue. :)

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