Saturday, 4 January 2014

Kraft Core Embossed Backgrounds


I had a play around with some Kraft core card and embossing folders and sanding them back to reveal the contrast of the core colour.  I cut some spellbinders cogs to add to this piece.


Black fresco paint was added to the background to give more contrast.


The chipboard frame and outer edges of the atc were embossed in black embossing powder, a rub on was rubbed onto acetate and placed over the image.


Another heat embossed frame this time in platinum. The words 'the voices' are coloured with stream and slate alcohol inks and black fresco paint.


Text book paper, T!m's grunge butterfly stamped onto acetate and placed over the image. The word is stamped from my new Sara Naumann plate from the Craft Barn Sale.


All four Atc's, side by side.

11 comments:

Helen said...

Love these atc's Sam, you have some great texture on your base. Still done nothing today!!

isisimaginings.com said...

They're fantastic, love the crackle effects.

Lin said...

Sam these are fantastic!! and very different...and a wee bit spooky lol..great pieces all of them xx

butterfly said...

Love the weathered embossing - cracking set of ATCs, Sam!
Alison x

massofhair said...

All four are so full of interest, loving the textures:-)

Marianne said...

Great ATC's. Love the sanded paper; I think I have that somewhere in my stash but never used it before. Thanks for reminding me LOL.
Hugs,
Marianne

Deborah Wainwright said...

Ooh Sam these are great loving the colours and the images are fantastic they add a real edginess that is so interesting. So inspired xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Ooh Sam these are great loving the colours and the images are fantastic they add a real edginess that is so interesting. So inspired xxx

Deborah said...

You are *always* crafting, Sam - do you eat or sleep? :-) Love your experiments with kraft core - the first piece with the cogs is especially ace.

chrissies said...

Wonderful but freaky all at the same time. You have created wonderful texture with the embossing and sanding

Chrissie x

craftimamma said...

These are fab Sam. Great mix of different techniques and I specially like the crackle effect on the frames.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

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