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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Marie ATC with A Fabric Background


The background of this piece is brocade fabric that I attached to chipboard.  There is so much gorgeous fabric particularly brocades, so if there is enough interest I’ll do a short tutorial on options for using fabric as a background.  I painted the brass decorative piece at the top and at the bottom with metallic paints and alcohol inks.  The pink roses were originally white.  I used alcohol ink to paint them.  If you touch just the edges of the petals the ink will soak slowly down the petal and you will get a gradation of color.

10 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Lovely...I really like the idea with the roses.

Joanne said...

Another beautiful piece. Thanks for the tip re alcohol ink and roses. That's one I will be using.
Hugs Joanne xx

maj. said...

So wonderful!!!!!

artistamyjo said...

This is beautiful and thanks for the tip.
Hugs

Daniele said...

wow so many different variations and unique
hugs

ann said...

Beautiful, love the frame.

Dorthe said...

GORGEOUS , Laura-

Hester said...

Luara, please do the tutorial, I would love to see it and give this a try. Just beautiful.

bobbie said...

I would love such a tutorial!!!

Tarnished Rose said...

Beautiful. I would love to know how to use fabric as a background for ATCs.

Smiles~
Marilyn