Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mojo Monthly ATC's

 This month at La-De-Dah the inspiration is to "Play Petit" and make an ATC.
I have never made an ATC so I thought I would give it a go.  I also have not drawn any faces for awhile, so I decided to do that as well.  
I first sketched out the  faces in my sketchbook and then glued them to the ATC card and then put clear gesso over top.  The gesso gave them quite a bit of texture for the watercolour pencils I used to colour them.
The first face I coloured in natural colours and then the other two I experimented with using one colour palette for each.  

 I prefer the first one but it was fun to try something different and with them being the smaller ATC size, I felt that if it didn't work out it was not as disappointing as it would have been with more time and effort that would have been invested in a larger size.

I will do more ATC's now but instead of just faces I will try other styles like collage, because I can see that the small size does give you the freedom to try all
sorts of things without making a big commitment. 

Every month Sarah at La-De-Dah has a new inspiration for her Mojo Monthly!   I am sure she would love to have you join in!


Sarah said...

Love these faces - so individual and personal in great tones - I'm liking the slight smile just appearing on the pink lady! It's great that you challenged yourself to try something new and played with colour and size... they all turned out wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing your ATCs and thoughts with My Mojo Monthly! Sarah.

Sherry Edwards said...

Your ATCs are fabulous, I love the last (blue) one the best. ATCs can be very addictive, but they are great for experimenting.

May said...

Love those faces, your ATC's are fab, I have never made any, but now you have inspired me to try, If I had to choose which is very difficult as I love them all, for me the blue one stands out , thanks for sharing your fab art work, Hugs May x x

Sam said...

Hi Karen. Great to see you have joined in on the Mojo Monthly. I am hooked on this Challenge as it makes me think outside the box!
Love your ATCs. I wish I could draw like that but drawing was never my strong point!

Samantha Read said...

I'm definitely turning green! I can't draw for toffee and I absolutely love your ladies! They're wonderful, can't wait to see what you do with them :o) xxx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

these are wonderful! i too like using gesso with pencils. thanks for sharing!
peggy aplSEEDS

Li'l Pidge said...

Well done on trying some ATC's...I am another who cannot draw so well done.