After I return from France, I am embarking on a new art project: Snapshots and Memories from Langeudoc – Rousillon. This art project will focus on the creation of artist trading cards (ATCs) using encaustic medium and polymer clay. The theme for this art project is capturing the essence of the Langeudoc – Rousillon region in France.
ATCs are the size of trading cards and can be created from just about any medium, including felt, polymer clay, paper, fiber, or some combination of mixed mediums. You can read about the history of ATCs here.
This past week I delved into this project by creating two prototype ATCs. This was my time to practice my approach to creating the ATCs, practicing with the encaustic medium, and generating ideas of what types of images I’ll be looking for in France.
Below are pictures of the prototypes.
Le Tournesol was created on Ampersand ATC Encaustic board. Materials: Napkin, encaustic medium, polymer clay, oil paint, alcohol inks, mica powder, metal stamp letters.
Le Chat Noir was created on Ampersand ATC Encaustic board. Materials: French dictionary page, found images, encaustic medium, polymer clay, alcohol inks, oil paint, metallic rub-on, texture plate.
The ATCs will be mounted on wood in single, double, and triple layout.
June 25, 2011 at 4:59 pm
Amy.. I’m in love with these and your new concept; encaustic and polymer clay… my heart be still. Take lots of picture in France to transfer on your new ATCs on the beeswax.
June 25, 2011 at 7:29 pm
Thanks Judy. I’m really enjoying this new concept and the whole encaustic process. Will be interesting to see what else develops.
June 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm
Great new work, Amy! The marriage of polyclay and encaustic gives the pieces so much depth and luminosity. Gorgeous stuff. Have a fabulous trip and I can’t wait to see what you create upon your return!
July 17, 2011 at 9:20 pm
Thanks Karen. This new work, combining encaustic and polymer, is quite intriguing. It will be interesting to see where it leads me.
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