Monday, April 15, 2013

Chunky Scarecrow!

This is my first "chunky ATC" and I had quite a good time working on all the various sides.  More and more I am just loving working with Mixed Media and even add a little of my own ideas here and there.  I did once do decorative painting!!  So here it is and what do you think and you know I want to hear it "good or bad."  And a big "thank you" to Diane, who not only told me of a really great picture editing site, "picmonkey," but even told me how to add a watermark!  She is so cool, I tell you! 

All stamps are Artistic Outpost and for this I used the Oz Collage and Industrial Backgrounds.  For the background, after sealing, I applied white gesso and stamped my image to keep in mind where I did not want to apply embellishments or texture!  Next I added modeling paste, let it dry a bit and then pressed in my industrial gears on both sides.  I also ran the VersaMark over the top of the gears background and clear empbossed. Even though I was going to layer some metal gears, I wanted a little texture to show through.  This was all covered with gesso and then sprayed with Dylusions and paints.  After all dried, it was highlighted with gesso and sealed.  The scarecrow was stamped with Coffee Archival and then colored with DI

I knew what I was going to do with the front and back, but was having a bit of a dilemma with the sides.  The stamps I wanted to use were out and then when I visited Shelly's "My Creative Rumblings," I was reminded of a Technique Junkie "chalkboard" technique.  Thanks Shelly as I need that push!!!  The filmstrip was cut from brown card stock and then inked with black and embossed.  I also cut some thin packaging strips to cover the images, just like a real filmstrip!
The wings were crackled and then colored with Distress Stains.  I inked and embossed two gears for a front and back to add extra support.  A little grove was notched and hot glue used to keep it upright and I sure hope it remains like that! 
The back was embossed and inked.  The sentiments were all stamped using Archival and clear embossed on tissue paper, cut and then applied with Multi Medium Gel.  You won't even see the tissue edges, so I like that!  Don't like that my "YBR" decided to be slightly off, but once I noticed, it was too late.  This AO Chunky Scarecrow is off to the following challenges and if you have some of these fabby stamps, don't forget the "April Referral Program." 

Simon Says Stamp and Show:  Background
SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenge: Fairytales into our Steampunk
Unruly PaperArts: Gears
Bloggers Challenge: Emboss Me
The Artistic Stamper - Texture

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a very creative week! 

Stamps: Artistic Outpost, Oz collage, Industrial Backgrounds
Inks:  Archival Coffee, Distress Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Tattered Rose, Peeled Paint
Dylusions Melted Chocolate, Cut Grass, Pure Sunshine



44 comments:

Kate said...

So amazing! I love the green and the gears in paste. Your texture is amazing. And I love the Oz stamps. Chunky atc's are so fun. You rocked this one!
Kate

Claudine C. said...

Very cool Terry, I love that yellow brick road, awesome work on the chunky.

Jane Wetzel said...

really awesome- love this interesting chunky guy!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Terry, how very funky and cool! Love it!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Dear heavens....this is just amazing! I love the images- thanks for the shout out- love the chalkboard technique on the sides...the embossing is so cool- love everything!!!

Christine said...

Love your chunky Terry!!! Awesome theme!

2amscrapper said...

I'm so glad you gave a chunky a go. Yours is fabulous--the sides are great and I love the brickwork on the back. The front and top are very creative.

inkypinkycraft said...

Thisnis fab, lovethe textures ..what a wondful make! Hugs trace x

SanDee1899 said...

Oh wow Terry this is amazing such a lot of texture and details fantastic - I just love it!
Thank you indeed for joining the SanDee&Amelie´s STEAMPUNK CHALLENGE!
XOXO SanDee

Valerie-Jael said...

Pretty piece Terry! I was working with structure paste and bits pressed into it yesterday, too, but it needs a week or so before it's finished! Valerie

Maria Ontiveros said...

This gives me the itch to try out a chunky as well! Thanks for posting,
Rinda

Netty said...

I love looking at ATC chunkys but as yet have never made one........
I adore yours with all its fab texture and detail. Great theme Terry, you certainly rocked the challenges. Hugs Annette x

Chris Warner said...

What a great chunky! Great colours, love the designs, a fab' piece of art. Chris xxx

Mrs.B said...

WOW Terry - its FAB. I always love visiting as there's always something different going on.
Have a great week
Avril xx

die amelie said...

LOVE your chunky ATC, Terry!


That textured background is fab! And the Wizard of Oz theme is perfectly captured in your artwork!!!

Thank you so much for sharing this with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Hugs,
die amelie x

Redanne said...

Oooh Terry, chunky ATCs are my favourite substrates ever! Love yours - especially the yellow brick road. Wonderful work! Hugs, Anne x

Sonia said...

Wowww Terry,Fantastic work^_^
I'm speakless^_^
Big hug my friend^_^
Sonia

Selma said...

This is an awesome job. Everything is very successful.

lilscrappers said...

hey, this is fun! I want to try a chunky ATC and I know right where to put it. But what did you use for your base? a chunk of wood? Love it :) especially the backs and sides, very ingenious

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous piece of art with great texture.

Amy said...

This is terrific Terry. I love the texture and the chunky look.
I was a decorative painter for years as well.
Hugs

Linda R said...

I LOVE the way your chunky ATC turned out. How fun.

Its super super windy here. I thought our house might blow away last night. LOL..

Hugs~

PetraB said...

really cool and funky ... although I am not sure whether I would want to meet him in the dark (lol)

1CardCreator said...

Very cool ATC, the textures are amazing and I never knew there was a chunky ATC! I always hear it here first! I love your watermark, so glad it was easy for you and thanks for the shout out too! I have been missing my visits here, you have been making so much awesome stuff! ~Diane

wwilloww said...

I love your chunky ATC and all your artful mixing of media!!!

CuddlyBunny said...

Terry this is so completely amazing and wonderful!

I would swear this ATC started out life as a piece of machinery!

Fantastic!

Ira Huberts said...

An awesome tribute to Oz! You have used these stamps in such an artistic way Terry, love the textures, great colours and embellies, superbly made! Hugs, Ira xox
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Sherry said...

Wow, that is so stunningly beautiful Terry! Brilliant dimension and textures and detail. I've only ever made one chunky ATC with no where near as much detail. Fabulous! xx

Vada said...

Love Your Funky Chunky ATC. Mine never turned out that nice!!! Got your pkg today, Over Board!! Thanks... Don't you just love Picmonkey? Have used it alot.
E-mail U later.
Hugs Vada

Meggymay said...

Wow Terry, this is absolutely fabulous. Great details and textures.
Yvonne x

Hettie said...

Terry this is wonderful. I LOVE what you have done with this! Brilliant!
xx

Angelica said...

Very cool ATC!!! Love the film strips!

Karin said...

Wow this is stunning, love the colors and the design!

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully put together my friend. A great mixture of images, colours and words for this fab piece of chunky art.
Hugs {brenda} x0x

Sandra said...

Ohh Terry, your chunky ATC is amazing! Love the Scarecrow with the gears! Really fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Lisa Somerville said...

How cool Terry! Fab Chunky ATC - love all the texture and added embossing!

butterfly said...

So fabulous, Terry... and I'm sorry I'm so late catching up with it! Your chunky ATC is a real joy from every angle - brilliant work!
Alison xx
(note to self - need chunky ATCs to play with!)

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is just amazing, so many techniques, but the main thing is, the impact is just stunning (I was blown away when I visited this the other day and for some reason didn't leave a comment!),

Lucy x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

WHat a great box!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Buttons said...

Fantastic project Terry - how brilliant is that yellow brick road!!! Hugs, Jenny x

Jag på Ekholmen said...

Lovley!

Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous chunky ATC!! Love all the different sides and great use of those stamps. Awesome textures and details. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Debbie said...

LOVE this Terry! So much going on! Love the textures, you can almost "feel" it! One of my all time fav movies too! Brilliant!

Wishes From A Broad
Debbie
^..^

Alexa said...

Looks like a great project! Never seen a chunky ATC before but it definitely works! x

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