Monday, 24 May 2010
Peeled Paint ATC's
The theme this month at The Artist Trading Club is 'Peeled Paint Background', as explained by the Guest Designer Gaby. You really should go and check out her blog, she is soooo talented, especially at peeled paint backgrounds. Unlike me. I had 3 attempts and finally returned to attempt #1 as the best of a bad lot. Having now got some rather manky backgrounds, I decided the best policy was to cover them up as much as possible, leaving mere glimpses of peeled paint. I also thought to myself, "I know, I'll get out the sewing machine and roughly sew some borders."Bad move. Sewing machine hates me, something to do with the tension. Believe me, there was lots of tension stitching them! Anyway, the ATC's will be in the post to Chriss in the next few days and I don't think I'll be attempting peeled paint backgrounds again, ever. Leave it to those who can do it, like Gaby, Penny and Kimmie. You've probably noticed mine are all very similar apart from the colour of the embellishments - I simply ran out of time for any free running thinking so used the one lovely image from Green Paper (who runs the Vintage Gluebook online class).