Impressionism: a movement in the late 19th century in French painting, characterized by the goal of reproducing an impression of a subject by use of reflected light and color and the blurring of outlines. —
Next, using my masks, white gesso and a makeup sponge, dab the gesso overtop the mask to create a base image.... like these below:
|Only dab on enough white gesso to cover the mask so that the background color peeks through. Let it dry.|
|Next, use stencils and a paste (I used Studio 490 Crackle Texture Paste) add some 3-D images overtop of the background images. Now the cards looked like this:|
|At this point you may can leave the cards as is, all subtle and crackled and faded back, OR you can pump up one of your images using pencil crayons to outline it.|
|Choose a main image and add a faint outline in either the same color a few shades darker or a complimentary color. See the difference?|
|And finally... add any other ephemera to embellish your ATC and a stamped word or saying using the tissue paper method. The above image is an ATC before I added my finishing touches:|
|And here it is completed. (I used white gel pen to outline this feather)|
This is the before...
And here it is completed. You may notice that I use ink or Copic markers on the edge of my ATCs, I think this finishes it off.
And the completed ATC. You may also notice that I like to enhance my crackles by dabbing some spray ink onto the image and wiping it off so the ink goes into the cracks.
So that's it for today... thank you for stopping in to share my creativity, I do hope you enjoyed my post and are leaving inspired!
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