Monday, November 23, 2009

A little birdie told me

It's crunch time to Christmas, so I'm experimenting with some layouts for my annual tip-ins I make for altered book artists. In fact, they should have been made by now, but I seem to be running "behinder and behinder" this year, even though I started making Christmas items in late August.

This ATC was made using high end gift wrap, anaglyptus (the proper word for textured wall paper), German text, and a small image in the center. I colored a bunch of the anaglyptus with Evergreen acrylic paint, so I have lots left. I may make a few more of these, but this won't be anything I'll use for the tip-ins. The texture on the wallpaper is too bumpy for the delicate German text or the image, but it will be a nice little Christmas ATC to send to a friend.

4 thoughtful remarks:

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Love the look of your ATC, I keep meaning to pick up some textured wallpaper, it's a great ingredient...I've seen people "stamp" with it too :)
I have still not gotten into Christmas and cannot believe November is almost finished = Ack!!!
Happy Monday! oxo

Halle said...

I really like this one! Simple and elegant.

Kathy L said...

Love this ATC. THe papers are really neat. THanks for your kind comment on my blog. I am happy though that I am finished with teaching for this year. Christmas IS coming way too fast!


Anonymous said...

I love how the greens match. I find I often have trouble matching colors from various papers.