Saturday, April 24, 2010

Shake It Up!

I love kinetic art. Stuff that moves and changes. Here is some palm sized kinetic art, in ATC form. A little hard to appreciate from a mere photo, but do your best. :) I apologize for the glare.

Ingredients: an endearing image, a piece of acetate, a sprinkle each of sequins or stars and glitter, one sewing machine set for zig-zag. Oh, and an ATC blank or cardstock cut to 2.5" x 3.5". Also a dymo for the lettering. I also used a French manuscript rubber stamp on the background of the clip art.

Glue your image down on the card.
Sprinkle a pinch each of your stars and glitter onto your image. Cover with acetate. Zig- zag sew around all four sides. Trim down your acetate to the dimensions of the card. Dymo a word and clip apart the letters. Lay them out in a pleasing manner. (Do your heavy sighing away from your work area or the letters will blow away! I had to re-do a couple!) Peel away the backing paper and stick down your letters (the most tedious part of this card). Now shake and alter your glittery ATC to your heart's content!
Note: I created my textured acetate by running a sheet of acetate, loosely covered with celophane shred (like Easter grass), through a hot laminating machine. Those were the days when I volunteered for my son's pre-school (he is now 10 years old!) and laminated projects for the teachers. I have a couple sheets of my experimental acetate left which I use frugally. These two cards were made from one scrap.


carole brungar said...

These look lovely! BUT did I detect some heavy sighing??? LOL

Marlynn said...

I like! I like! Love your images and your dymo letters. They can be so trying at times. I had to redo a couple of those babies last night. Great ATC cards! hugs, YBFF

Sarah said...

How cool!!! Gotta know....did you use glass glitter to reduce the static or is static a good thing?

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Trying a third time to leave a comment :) it asked for word verification but did not show any letters ... hope this time works

Love all of the parts of your sweet ATCs AND am imagining how much fun they are to hold and turn too!

Laura said...

VERY cool! Thanks for the explanation of how you did it, too. :)

BadPenny said...

what a charming image & love seeing what you did. Lovely

Jeanie said...

Well THAT's cool! Thanks for the tutorial!

Linda Jo said...

How did I miss this? Thought I was here know how I hate missing updates!!!! Love it...I am always a sucker for clear acetate filled with floating things!

Electra said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and giving me the link so I could learn how you did the acetate! I LOVE this.
(and have a laminator at work!)
Woo hoo!