Hi everyone! Melissa here with an ATC shrine by Gina's Designs Lasercuts, and an ATC to go inside.
I started by coating the shrine's pieces with a few coats of gesso, and I was careful to not get any gesso on the tabs on the hardboard so that they would fit correctly. When it was dry I assembled it and painted it with Precious Metal Colours in blue, then dry brushed on a little bronze. If you go to my blog I can tell you how to dry brush.
I then poured on thin lines of alcohol ink in purple, and as quickly as possible I wiped it off. I did the same thing using yellow. The ink made some areas green, which took some of the sheen off, and I then added a little purple. I really liked the effect it made! You can see how the effect looks more clearly on the back of this, in the other image I posted.
I put a little more blue on in different areas. The leaves on the front are green liquid pearls, then green lumieres,with more bronze and blue on top. To get it lighter on the inside I put on a little pearl colored paint,and some gold leaf on glossy accents. There are more close ups on my blog mlarson57.blogspot.com
Thanks for looking!