Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Junk mail ATCs

Once again I find myself searching for art fodder and it is as close as my mail box. Since I can always make money themed ATCs to tuck into my really fat Money AB and save the land fill to boot, I took this 4 X 6 postcard weight advertisement I got in my mailbox today and made not one, but two ATCs from it. And I still have a heart left over to go with something else.
A love of money began with a card stock base to which I added gold fluid acrylic. While the paint was still wet, I laid down one of the gold-rimmed hearts I cut from the post card and a piece of paper backing from the Pellon I used in yesterday's ATCs. Over that I layered another gold-rimmed heart and the sentiment.

A measure of his worth began with a card stock base over which I glued a piece of the post card I trimmed with gold leafing.. To that I added a piece of a metal tape measure I stole from my garage, a magazine image (also from today's mail), and the sentiment. Thankfully my mailbox holds more art supplies than I will ever need!!

3 thoughtful remarks:

Peach Street ~ Jamie said...

Greetings from the Artists of the TDIPT Mercantile

We wanted to thank you for visiting with us during the One World One Heart Blog Event and Giveway. What a wonderful event it was!

This month we have some more exiciting things going on at TDIPT. It's our 2nd birthday and we're celebrating with a fabulous giveaway.
We hope that you will join us and register to win one of ELEVEN prizes to be given away later this month. If you'd like more info, please
visit us at http://todwellinprimitivethymes.blogspot.com.

Thanks again for your visit and we look forward to having you come and celebrate our 2nd birthday!

Many Blessings,

The Artists of TDIPT Mercantile

Halle said...

great job! I never would have guessed you threw these together with plain old junk mail!

Mary said...

Love the Atc's that you made. And I *love* that you used a 4x6 post card that you recieved in your mailbox to make them. You are so very creative.