A couple of people asked me if I wanted to swap ATCs with them, so I’ve made some more! If anyone else wants to swap, there are six going begging! (Of course, if I’m really enthusiastic I might just manage a few more….) Here are the second lot:
I also thought of a creative use for the iron grid thing you get with those disposable barbecues. To use it as a frame/mount for one of my collages! If it rusts through a bit, it will just add to the effect! There are quite sharp edges, however, so I decided to wrap thread round them and bend the sharp edges over using pliers. Here it is so far. I’ve decided to weave threads diagonally across too. I’ve just done one green one so far but intend to do a lot more. The rough edges need a bit more smoothing – any suggestions for good ways to do this? Or what I SHOULD have done? (I’ve got another of these grids which I’m intending to use for another one). What do you think of this ‘found objects’ method of mounting?! Any comments welcomed!
This is it with the collage piece sitting on it. I need to zigzag round the edges. I think I will attach it by stitching it to the grid in four places.
There are a lot of arches and things in these collages and ATCs (they are all the same piece cut up) and I have stitched ‘portals’ all over it.