Monday, 23 March 2015

Correspondence 3 x 4s

Having made 3 x 4's using Tim's papers last week I am determined to use up more of these wonderful pieces which are exact replicas of the larger 6 x 6 and 12 x 12 papers so you get just the same amount of detail.


I cut stiff card to adhere the 3x4s onto and
 I have distressed the background paper using Stephanie Ackerman's technique found here.


I stamped the backgrounds with Andy Skinner's new texture stamps, finger painted some white acrylic paint lightly in places and added some tissue tapes.


I collected various pieces of ephemera and a die-cut together and again altered them with white acrylic paint and walnut stain distress ink and glued them to the backgrounds with glue n seal making sure I covered the tops of the pieces too.


After the cards were dry I took a gathered twigs distress marker and added shadow to the glued on elements .......


.... and I distressed and inked the edges.


These are just slightly larger than ATCs and I'm loving creating on this size.


Thanks for stopping by today. 

hugs Brenda xxxx


16 comments:

Nicole Wright said...

These are so great! I'll have to search some out next time I'm online splurging! I love how you've pulled them all together.

sally said...

Love these little artworks!

Sally

Astrid Maclean said...

These look great Brenda! Altering the ephemera with paints and inks makes such a difference to the collage! The postcard bit looks just fantastic! And yes, they are a great size. Hey how about a swap at some point?

Being in the States I so can't wait to get back to my craft space....

hazel said...

These are wonderful Brenda.
xxx Hazel.

Inkypinkycraft said...

Look great x

massofhair said...

Fabulous little pieces of ArT Brenda:-) xxx

Patty O'Malley said...

I love this smaller size, Brenda. Makes awesome little treasures.

Inkypinkycraft said...

these are great x love the muted tones x

Paula Cheney said...

these are darling Brenda!!

Redanne said...

Beautiful little pieces of art Brenda - I must find the time to go back and finish off Stephanie's class.... Hugs, Anne xx

Terry said...

Brenda, I just love what you have gone and done here! Each piece is so unique and I just love them all! Hugs!

Shari Trumbull said...

Love them, Brenda! XOXO-Shari

pearshapedcrafting said...

These are fabulous Brenda! They look as though they have been found in one of those little boxes that have a key!! Chrisx

Anita Houston said...

Again...love this size! Great vintage fun here!!!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous little works of art - I love them! I spent some time cutting out pieces of ephemera from these papers - there are so many lovely tickets and postcards. I love how you have used yours. xxx

butterfly said...

Delicious - love the outlining of the collaged elements, adding such depth and detail. Two more fab little makes.
Alison xx