Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Tuesday, 29 April 2008

A Joint Effort

I recently took part in a swap on the ATC section of Docrafts, called '1 stamp/5 ways' hosted by the very talented Sian, as the name suggests we had to use 1 stamp but make 5 atc's all with different techniques.... my efforts are further down this blog 'Playing Catch up'

Anyway, I was chuffed that Sian sent me her 5. They were too good to shove away in my ATC album, which isn't looked at as often as it should be, so I decided to mount them on a canvas so they can be hung for all to see. Canvases can be bought quite cheaply these days, I am sure a proper artist would turn their nose up at them, but for my kinda collagey work they are fine. But I wanted a long thin canvas and it seems that odd shaped ones are quite pricey, so I was considering other alternatives until I came across one that had already been 'painted' on in a cheapo shop.......... £1.99 and some gesso later it was a blank canvas again!

So here it is.... the 5 ATC's by Sian and a bit of gesso paint, sculpture gel, more paint, more gesso and some images (the same stamp that Sian had used) and dragon flies stamped onto tissue paper and adhered with Gel medium.......... and hey presto , something to adorn my wall!

Thank you Sian!!


  1. Looks brilliant - what a creative way to show off some lovely ATCs from Sian! I love your canvas, too!

  2. Great Idea Nicks -it often is a shame to shut these little works of art away in an album.

  3. Great idea and they all display so well too.

  4. What a great way of displaying them. I feel very honoured. Thank you!

  5. Super idea, they look fab!

  6. Proper artists may well turn there noses up at these but there are more and more places selling them. I have a collection of these myself and find them perfectly adequate for my humble needs.
    The display is a geat idea, sadly I seldom see my ATC collection and this is one way of bringing them "out of the closet". Going one step further, I have wondered about using the ATC techniques to make larger works with the said canvasses.John

  7. Found your blog via Liz and wanted to say hi. The ATC display idea is great.

  8. This is very nice too- wonderful creation of talents


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