Yeah, my creative juices are flowing again! After watching one of Tam’s wonderful Art, Heart and Healing tutorials @ the Willowing network, I’ve even ventured to try out something new! In week 2 of this free course Tam very clearly explains how to do an image transfer, which I’ve been wanting to try this for ages. So, this grungy ATC features my very first Golden gel Medium image transfer:
For the background I used alcohol inks and gesso. The stamps are Tim Holtz. The image is copyrighted by Altered Artifacts. I used a Tim Holtz tool to distress the edges.
Actually, there’s a story behind this ATC. Although I was originally very happy with how the transfer of the boy came out, I really had to stop myself from throwing away my ATC. I felt I’d completely ruined it after the recipient I was using to stamp the gessoed circles with accidentally fell out of my hand and covered up the boy’s left eye. However, I thought to myself: “What the heck, this ATC is featuring the sentiment ’embrace imperfection’ so why not live up to it!”. After all, it IS my first image transfer ever, which is special to me, and maybe it can become a special treasure to someone else out there too!
I’d like to enter this ATC to the following challenges.
- Think Monday – Think ATC “Circles”
- Simon Says Stamp and Show a Tim Holtz technique (mine: alcohol inks and distressing the edges).