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31  zombies rule in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by cornie on: October 05, 2007 11:50:02 AM

other cards made in this set:

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32  china apartment (i dont mean theme; i mean location) in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by cornie on: May 25, 2007 08:29:58 AM
when i moved in to my furnished apt. last september, it was drearily boring.

now it is delightfully comfy

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33  Re: Share a technique in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by cornie on: May 25, 2007 04:34:49 AM
i've just been skimming so forgive me if these have been noted before (i did do a search, but...)

i paint with baby oil to make things transparent (the paper becomes kinda waxy, almost like, er, wax paper.  [or vellum]).  i got the idea after noticing the transparent-like quality of splatter marks in my cookbook.  cooking oil doesn't work so hot, but baby oil does.  i like painting only part of the paper to expose certain key words or images.

i only have a few examples handy, but i assure you this is fun:
(rose paper painted and pasted over music)

(text printed on tissue paper and painted)

i also like to print on tissue paper.  i trace the edges of a piece of cardstock with a glue stick and gently lay down a piece of tissue paper.  then it's easily run through the printer and easy to detach (since you only paste around the edges).  i like to do layers.  i'll use photoshop to create different colours or patterns and then stack the pieces of printed tissue paper.

on this one, you can see how i didnt get the tissue paper perfectly lined up.  but it gives it a kinda fuzzy cool look, i think.
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34  Re:Handcarved stamps/prints how to in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by cornie on: April 17, 2004 02:11:42 AM
here are some of mine:

ive found photoshop to be quite helpful.  i was able to take a picture of friends and turn it into a stamp.  

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