Sunday, January 20, 2008

New Challenge

OK, Jeni has challenged us to take something we have that is crying out to be used and make art with it! Ok, so now I will have to pick from many of those things that are not crying, but are screaming at me to use them! Anyone else up to the challenge? ROBIN


WOW! I am so happy to have had so many positive responses to my ATCs! Thanks to everyone who emailed me! Here are the instructions for the transfer technique.

Choose image and cut out leaving a small 1/8 to 1/16 edge around it.
Cover with clear packing tape and burnish, especially if the image is large and you have to have a seam.
Trim tape to cover just the cut out image with the 1/8-1/16th edge.
Immerse in water for about 1-2 mins.
Remove when the paper backing is wet. Sometimes the image begins to curl up.
Gently rub the paper backing off of the image. Be sure not to rub too hard or all of the image will be removed.
Having some of the image rubbed off will enhance the background you place the image onto. A little of the background will look cool coming through the image.
Let piece dry completely.
Adhere to the ATC or art piece with clear double sided adhesive of your choice.

Till Next Time ROBIN

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Strumming My Pain


Slender Digits


Hands Pick A Card


Hands ATC Challenge

Hazardous to All


Packing Tape Transfer ATC Designer Challenge

Well, here are my ATCs. My subject was "Hands." Each image, after being chosen, was made into a packing tape transfer. If you want instructions on how to do this please email me at (You can view designer Lori Roberts and Jeni Calkins' ATCs by clicking on their blog link at the right.)

I covered the front and back of an ATC card from Silver Crow. I then added the distressed edges using dye ink. To adhere each transfer, I used double sided tape and burnished it well. Titles were printed using an ink jet printer and added with mono adhesive. Each is labeled with my name, contact info, and numbered 1/4- 2/4 -3/4- 4/4; this indicates a series. The titles are as follows: 1/4- Slender Digits 2/4- Hazardous to All 3/4- Pick a Card 4/4- Strumming My Pain.
See you next time! Robin Knutson

Monday, January 14, 2008

ATC Designer Challenge

How is the ATC challenge coming along? Mine are done and ready to post! Jan 15 is the deadline! Can't wait to see what we have come up with! ROBIN

Monday, January 7, 2008


Despite all of the forces to keep me sick I have finally emerged from the fog! Two weeks before the holidaze I was down with flu and then the wonderful secondary infection of a sinus infection royale! So is everyone working away on the challenge? I see that only 3 have signed up so I guess we can post them anytime after the date! Tonight I am off to visit a stamping group that I used to belong to. The Sassy Stampers! Twelve of us made a calender one for each month, so I am anxious to see what everyone has done...hey maybe we could do an altered art calendar! Each designer take a month or two and then exchange with each other hmmmm all for now robin