……carries the sky on his back.
This Henry David Thoreau quote was my inspiration for my BLUE ATCs in an upcoming Art Techniques Yahoo Group swap.
After that dried, I added a layer of matte gel medium with a piece of dictionary paper on top. Before the gel medium dried, I applied masking tape smoothing over the word page. Pulling the tape off gently creates interesting layers and texture on the surface.
This is a technique from Claudine Hellmuth’s Collage Discovery book. There are lots of great techniques to try in that book.
Next step, adding more color:
I inked the ATC with Colorbox Azurite Blue chalk ink and Pearlescent Sky Blue Brilliance ink, dabbing it lightly with some gray acrylic paint with my finger.
Gluing the quotes on was a lesson in patience.
The final decorations were a piece of flimmersterne for the rays of the sun and a little blue feather.