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Monday, 9 June 2008

Obsessed with tiles


I have just bought a great big bag of UTEE and am now obsessed with creating little glossy tiles for my ATCs. I have always been fascinated by lacquer and enamel work, I think it's as near as I can get to it! The great thing about using UTEE rather than glossy accents or similar is that should you accidentally crack it you can just reheat.

Anyhow this ATC is really a bit of a happy accident. I had already made and discarded the background and wanted to practice a bit more with the 'tile making' so cut out an image I wasn't very fond of. After making the tile, which I was intending to put on an alcohol ink over green mirri card background (that one did go in the bin, horrid), I was looking around for something to put it on and saw the discarded backings. Somehow it all came together and I ended up making two I was quite pleased with. No fantastically arty techniques but a composition that pleases my eye anyway. Isn't it strange how that just happens sometimes?

3 comments:

Sian said...

I love it!

Jinny said...

Another great piece of artwork- so you have utee-use it woman-thats what its for lol

MARGARET FIELD said...

Wow Cindy, that is absolutely brilliant.
Tutorial needed please on how you make a tile when you come back of your hols.

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