Saturday, May 30, 2015

Asian Fusion ATCs

Asian Fusion Hinged ATC
Asian Fusion Hinged ATC
Hinge Open
I had an amazingly busy week teaching two days of workshops with Seth Apter and finishing off the last of the student field trips at the Schack Art Center in Everett.  However, since I arise very early in the morning I still had time to complete eleven ATCs for June.  The task for this ATC was to hinge it somehow.  You can see how the second one above opens up to create a larger collaged image.

I call them Asian Fusion because I took the liberty of using a variety of Asian inspired papers and images and combined them into what you see above.  So these ATCs have both a Chinese and Japanese influence.

Friday morning I scanned all eleven with the hopes of uploading the images to this blog.  All good intentions failed.  Something happened to eight of the images and they were not uploadable.  I have already put them in the mail to their international destinations, only three "survive" for the blog.  I think part of the problem was that one must be very careful with "save" and "save as".

3 comments:

Jacki Long said...

These are exquisitely beautiful John.
Black & white combined with the colors works perfectly,
but I think it's is not as east as you make it look! ;o)

Brian Kasstle said...

These are wonderful. Skillfully done.

Catherine R said...

[Love Jacki's presumed typo - east so applicable here!]
Have had probs with Save and Save As myself - I end up with files of a sort even Photoshop doesn't recognise! I have discovered that if I wait until the size and name of new jpg appears onscreen it doesn't happen. More haste and less speed and all that!
If I get one that isn't here, I'll give the scanning another go!
Very strong designs.