Saturday, October 9, 2010

Old September Lessons (part 2)

I just completed this year's version of Shimelle's Learn Something New Everyday Class, but before putting it completely behind me, I wanted to post a few more ATC's from the last time I did the class (in 2007). This batch of ATC's from the second half of September didn't follow the prompts too much, but they did use some interesting new techniques (since I was using the class to learn some new techniques - maybe even one a day).
The first ATC "Blotted Jester" used an inkblot technique from Somerset Studio. The second, very autumnal tag used layered vellum (with some punchies stuck in between).  The third for Sept. 18 was my tribute to "International Talk Like a Pirate Day" (one of my favorite holidays that I all but missed this year). The green tulip ATC used the "glass like resin" technique from Bernie Berlin's book ATC Workshop.  It was inspired by the prompt to learn something from nature. The final ATC "Celebrate" was created using a postcard/flyer I found on the street.  It was advertising a band that played "Mexi-cali Gypsy Pirate Polka."  How cool is that!

7 comments:

Amy said...

I think that for next year we all need to make a note of 'International Talk Like A Pirate Day' that sounds like a lot of fun and a great idea for a blog hop!

scrappyjacky said...

Agree with Amy here....and do love that pirate ATC.

humel said...

These are fabulous - what a great idea to try learning lots of new techniques during the class! I tried a couple of new ones last year, and I suppose this year did include a very tentative step towards some 'interpretive' art journaling, but I might try a technique a day in a future class :-)

And I'd definitely be up for a talk like a pirate blog hop!!

Deb said...

Ah, I just love your work, Rinda.

And I smiled when I read "Mexi-cali Gypsy Pirate Polka" because oddly enough, I think I would LOVE that music! xo

Sian said...

I love that ink blot technique.

Sorry to say I missed Talk Like A Pirate Day this year - but I've seen a couple of blogs featuring a "Pirate Friday" and thought that was a cool idea.

debs14 said...

Talk like a pirate day? I love that idea! I shall have to borrow my daughter's pirate costume for next year!

Becky said...

These are lovely - my favourite one here is the autumny one :)