Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Your chance to be a Millionaire

This ATC was fraught with disaster after disaster, but it finally turned out about how I pictured it in my head when I started it.
I began by sanding a faux credit card in select areas, then swiped it with the same color pigment ink that I used on the ATC substrate and the words, which were from a junk mail ad, that also produced the stack of money. I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes in the words and the credit card. I wanted to hide the mechanics (the brad backs). The words twist up and out of the way when they are ready to go into an ATC sleeve. Since the words were from a larger message, I didn't have excess ends for the holes and had to cut over the letters. Then, the holes I punched were too big, even though I used the smaller hole punch in the Crop-A-Dile. Consequently, the words and brads slipped around, twisted, and turned. To correct this, I used my needle nose pliers to clamp them better. These pliers were handy, and I was lazy. I should have looked for some smooth pliers, because you can see some marks on the brad heads. However, I am pleased with the final piece and will add it to my Money AB.

1 thoughtful remarks:

dianne said...

this is really coool! I like how you attached the words, and that they twist around to fit into the space...love the sense of (sarcastic?) humor here...your ability to use junk mail in art is amazing!