Friday, September 9, 2011

The All Seeing Eye ATC - And a Challenge!


This is a project that was in the Ranger Booth at CHA

And it was one of my favorite pieces to make. So if you want a bit of a tutorial, sit down, get a cup of coffee, and enjoy the ride.

1. First you spray a Black ATC with Ink Refresher. Rub it in. Seriously. And then crumple it up really tight. Open it up and flatten out.Spray it with Blue Patina  and Sour Apple Perfect Pearls Mist. Dry with the Heat It tool. You can also use the powdered Perfect Pearls as well here.

2. Color a Kraft ATC with Picket Fence Distress Stain on one side and Chipped Sapphire on the other. (The Chipped Sapphire looks almost black in the picture.) Dry. Spray with Pewter on dark side and Perfect Bronze PP Mists on lighter side.

3. Cut an X on the Kraft ATC diagonally about 1/4 inch from the corners. Roll open the 4 sections over a pen or paintbrush exposing lighter side. Glue to Black ATC on the edges.

4. Paint thin layer of Gesso onto Shrink Plastic. Let dry. Stamp Papillon stamp and Artful Eye with Archival Jet Black ink and LIGHTLY heat set. Trim. Punch hole for piece with butterfly. Shrink with Heat It tool.

5. Paint color onto plastic with Distress Stains Wild Honey, Broken China, Pine Needles, Chipped Sapphire, Pumice Stone and Dried Marigold and small brush.

6. Cut plastic packaging to 1 1/2 inch square and put into Memory Frame. Glue Artful Eye piece on top of clear plastic with Matte Medium. It looks like its floating in the center of the frame now.

7. Add Butterfly with a jump ring to the bottom of Memory Frame. Glue onto ATC center.

8. Layer onto black cardstock 2 3/4x 3 3/4 inches to display.

Here's a different angle of the piece. The Perfect Pearls really are gorgeous on the black paper.

Kind of different and quirky for a change!

AND there's a Monthly Challenge going on at Inspiration Emporium for a $50 gift certificate!!!! Check it out. PLUS a 20% off Sale as a Remembrance for the victims of 9/11 in the Newsletter. All the links are below for the products I used.

Hope you have a great weekend. The weather here is very cool. Not at all like just a week ago.

Be Well and Be Good to Each Other,


Ranager Products Used:
Perfect Pearls Mists-Blue Patina, Sour Apple, PewterBronze.
Refresher Spray,

Stamps-Papillon & Artful Eye, Archival by Stampers Anonymous


Angie Lentz said...

That is AWESOME!! I saw the picture and my first thought was how did she do that... Then I read the rest of the blog and you were kind enough to include directions. You are a great inspiration. Thank you!!

Vic said...


Pamela said...

Good gosh Linda, I thought it was metal curled back on this. It looks awesome! Love the colors and thanks for the instructions.

Heidi Mireles said...

So cool. I really like your project.

Elena Litvinova said...

wow! very nice!

Звездная песня said...

Интересная и загадочная вещь получилась!!

Elaine A said...

Linda -

I love this piece! Thank you so much for the great tutorial.

Elaine Allen

misteejay said...

Wow that is amazing and thank you so much Linda for including the 'how to'

Toni xx

Candy C said...

Beautiful piece, Linda. Thanks for the detailed instructions!! It's an amazing piece! <3 Candy