Thursday, June 17, 2010

vintage gluebook atcs

As an extra treat added to the Vintage GlueBook class I took online recently, instructor Mary Green is hosting an Artist Trading Card swap for those in the class. The timing was great, as the live classes were just ending and I felt myself already pining for the challenge of Mary's class. For the swap, Mary directed us to use what we learned in class but to put our own spin on it, embellishing as we liked . . . . I had already given up resisting my desires to add other things (ink, fabric, a feather!!) to our glue and paper only pages . . .  but as katharine hepburn said, "If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun." : ^ )

I sprtitzed watercolor cards with watered-down paint,
then worked in the gluebook fashion Mary taught us.

When I was done I edged the cards with gold metallic ink.

I like the mixing of the paint with the GlueBook style.
I tried to use snippets of paper Mary gave us in class.

I made 7 ATCs, one for Mary. It is the least I could do!
Her class has been an inspiration to me, and  to many others.


I could not resist creating a special GlueBook style envelope for Mary.
I love mail art and figured this may be a first for her!  I popped my ATCs
in the envelope AND SENT THEM OFF!!
The class I took online with Mary is still active and you can still join, meaning all the lessons are up on the password protected blog for "Your Vintage GlueBook" class and all available once you sign up. The Flickr group is still going strong and people are still posting and sharing . . . Go here to read about the class if you are interested: Your Vintage GlueBook class.

Deck and Tina are out shopping and when they come back we will head over to my parents for a swim and a cookout Steven and I are putting on - : ^ ))))) it is fun to have them and my sister & nephew here. Tomorrow we go and try to finish the paperwork for purchasing the house - Wow!! Thanks for your notes & good thoughts sent our way, lenna

7 comments:

  1. Lenna, your ATC's are awesome. I love the colors and of course the bird theme. Looks like an interesting class. Oh, the envelop was great too....love it!

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  2. Lenna...your gluebook style atc's are just beautiful. Love the birds and watercolored backgrounds.

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  3. These are quite possibly the most beautiful ATC's I have ever laid eyes on! Sigh...I am drooling!

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  4. Love your bird ATCs - just wonderful. And the envelope - swoon!

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  5. I love the birds and the soft colors! so beautiful. have a great day, it sounds like your going to have fun!

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  6. These are so lovely! The colour seems to enhance the images. I will live in hope! And I'm sure Mary will just love that beautiful envelope!

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  7. Such beauties Lenna! Really lovely colors!

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