05 January 2009
Home Sweet Home ATC
A few Home Sweet Home ATCs I made for a swap. The backgrounds were made using my favorite new technique. Mesh sponges used for the shower like these are a great way to apply acrylic paints to use as a background. I usually choose 2-3 colors in the same color family (these use beige, tan, and brown). Different color combination can be used, but I like the subtler look of using the same color family. I apply the darkest color first and let dry between applications. When I make them I usually make several backgrounds at once--as it is a bit messy. The picture is of a house that I love in Stillwater, MN, which I changed to a sepia tone.