Friday, August 12, 2005

more ATCs

i love the idea of ATCs, though i'm not yet a fanatic about making them. i'm working on transferring some of my art into "mini art" suitable for ATCs. here are a couple of albums.

i've made a few collages from 1/2" inch squares of magazine photos - they come out sort of like mosaics. after they are made, i make color photocopies for sale or distribution. i make other magazine photo collages as well and do the same thing. i keep the original for myself and only make an edition of three for distribution. sometimes it takes a couple of copies to get the correct color scale. then i end up with rejects. i decided to cut up the rejects into ATC sizes and mount them. that's what you'll see here:
Collage ATCs

i've also done some monoprints. it's a technique that creates one-of-a-kind prints. there are various ways to do this but these were done with oil-based etching ink on plexiglass with various additions and then printed on print paper on a heavy press. again, these cards are made from reject prints. some of them have been embellished with my own hand carved stamps or other additions. the leaf prints are made from actual leaf skeletons. you can see them here. i'll add more as they are finished: MonoPrint ATCs

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