I have made these 4 ATCs for the All things Natural Swap at the Mixed Media ATCs_UK group but I am not too sure about them. I think I will probably add a dried flower or two to the ivy.
I am not pleased with the beach materials one as I got too much sand on it and I don't think the composition is very good. What do you think? Could do better!
Since it's almost Halloween I've been revisiting a technique I've used before and thought you might like to see it. It's not an original thought of mine as I saw it described in an art magazine (International Artist I think) but unfortunately I can't find the copy so I can't credit the artist. The idea is to use "cobweb", the type that they are seeling now for Halloween works well. You can buy it in Morrisons and Woolworths and probably ASDA too. I have used it on paper and canvas and the result is always different. Today I pre-wet a block of watercolour paper and dripped and squirted some inks on it. I then stretched the cobweb over it and sprayed it well with water. I then used more acrylic inks to dribble ink all over and sprayed again with water so that the colour moves around and all the cobweb is wet.
The hardest part is to leave it overnight until it is dry, then all will be revealed! If I'm lucky it may look like this....