PaperArtsy Challenge #4 Miniature Art

Published March 8, 2015 by isisimaginings

Good morning. The PaperArtsy challenge this week is all about things in miniature & yet again, there was incredible inspiration from all the designers. I had a few ideas, none of which I’ve had time to make, but yesterday I came up with this, my first ATB………………

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The block was made from kraft card, using a WRMK board, which I borrowed from a friend to try out. Very easy to make boxes with it, but scoring heavy weight card irritated the carpal tunnel in my left hand & I don’t like the ‘link the two sides together’ closure – sorry, can’t think how to describe it. Anyway, I still want the ATB dies. I painted this one – it’s the smallest size ATB, btw – with black gesso & set it aside.

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I created a masterboard following Leandra’s series of YouTube videos, using a variety of Fresco paints & a brayer.

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I added various colours, including Orchid, Turquoise, Caribbean Sea, Cheesecake & Guacamole………..

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Then stamping with assorted PA stamps, including Lin Brown & Ellen Vargo sets……………..

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I chose images from Darcy Wilkinson’s Eclectica 11 & Eclectica 12 sets, & painted them with Lin Brown’s new limited edition Frescos………..

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I painted the Lin Brown owl from & sat him in flowers I’d cut from the masterboard with the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die……..

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I glued the ATB to a spool I’d painted with black gesso & Fresco Old Gold, then I sanded it & added Little Black Dress Fresco to the sanded areas……

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That’s it, thanks for looking. I’d like to enter this into the PaperArtsy challenge.

18 comments on “PaperArtsy Challenge #4 Miniature Art

  • You will love the ATB dies and make lots more when it is easier, can sympathise as i struggle to cut even simple things these days so well done for persevering and making such a miniature treasure. Great images and colours used really liking the details too! 🙂 xxx

  • This is so lovely, great idea to use the master board for the sides and the flower on top. Love Darcy’s new flowers and they look great on your ATB with Lin’s colours X

  • Kirsten, this is amazing! I can’t believe it’s your first ATB! I’ve never made one, but you’ve really inspired me with this! Love the feature of the owl emerging from the flower on the top! xx

  • Hi Kirsten, lovely to see you in the mix. I love your entry, it’s beautiful. Lots of work in there and well worth it! Very satisfying to put Leandras ideas into practice isn’t it! Didn’t understand some of your capital letter condensing ? Still relatively new to all the lingo, xx

    • Hello Hazel, thank you & apologies for the abbreviations. I wrote this post in a hurry at 7 this morning. ATB = Artist Trading Block. WRMK = We Are Memory Keepers. PA = PaperArtsy – of course. 🙂 I think that’s it? K.

  • Gorgeous brayered backgrounds, and Darcy’s flowers look so lovely over them. The little owl perched on top is completely delightful – and I love his eyes popping out of his head!
    Alison xx
    PS you might enjoy these owls xx

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