Thursday, November 20, 2008

AEDM and Altered CDs

I am trying something new. It is something I have been thinking about doing for some time now. Of course, when I was thinking about doing this I was thinking along the lines of Christmas tree decorations. And as much as I am enjoying this process, I think I may have to try some when I am done with these.

These are for a swap through ATCs for All. I stayed up WAY too late last night (this morning) working on these because I didn't want to stop. The due date is February 1, so I certainly have time and needn't stay up into the wee hours, but I really am a night owl at heart. Unfortunately, I am also a morning person. In my youth that combination worked because I didn't need much sleep and I like to think I can still do this. However, burning the candles at both ends is no longer a realistic option for me.

The one on the left began with a piece of scrapbook paper with a blue background with concentric circles. I next applied a thin layer of gesso. When that dried I stamped it with a paisley stamp using a purple stamp pad. The one in the middle began with a layer of purple paint. When that dried I added a bit of teal paint and while it was wet I used a round plastic item that I found at a recycling center through it to create interest. I then collaged a torn piece of paper out of a German novel to it and lastly stamped in black with a script stamp. The one on the right began with an old baby wipe that I used to make some backgrounds this past summer. I kept it knowing that someday I would want to use it. I then collaged a piece of music to it and then stamped with a music stamp in black. As a last step I applied a wash of iridescent pearl fluid acrylic. These are not finished, but I am loving them so far. I will continue to add pix as I make changes to them.

I've also signed up for a Wacky Packages swap that is not due until the 16th of February. I am anticipating that I will love making those. I like to think of myself as something of an accomplished punster and this will give me a chance to try that persona on.


  1. The colors and textures are beautiful on all three CDs.

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  2. Hi Vicki, I bet the iridescent acrylic must make them truly twinkle! What a wonderful trio! look forward to seeing more :o)

  3. Hi - came over from AEM. Your idea of CDs and Leah's idea of records really has me thinking about mandalas - using something already round takes a lot of the "roundness" stress away. I love the idea of CDs made into ornaments!

  4. I love the altered CD's; they are turning out great.