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The Inky Art of Illusion

Illusory works of art have a curious fascination. They represent a triumph of art over reality. They are illogic masquerading as logic.

3D Chalk art by Julian Beever .Drawing for Worldcard in Istanbul (Turkey).
This drawing of a Rescue was to be viewed using an inverting mirror by Julian Beever.

These are some of the first optical illusion photos taken of and by my Dad in the 60’s. There were lots more taken of us over the years! We LOVED when he would use the Polaroid camera because we could watch while it developed!

Dad and MOUF optical illusionMartha and Frank optical illusion

I had fun coming up with ideas for this month’s Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge. The challenge was inspired by Tricia Morris’ May blog hop layout, one paper one photo. The challenge is to make your one layer look dimensional with different techniques. Hmmmm… I found three techniques that were perfect!

Optical illusion card trio

I looked through my collection of Scrap Raps and found this technique from 2008.

Canvas of Memories

I used different Spellbinders dies to  cut shapes to use as masks and the cut out for a stencil. Lots of masking, coloring and shading ensued!

Art Imitates Nature optical illusion card
Club Scrap® card stock and inks. Stamp images from Club Scrap’s Nature’s Wonder, Birds of a Feather and Papillion kits. Images outlined with a Faber Castell Metallic Pitt Artist pen in copper.

I utilized a ghost stamping technique with Club Scrap’s white pigment and India inks for this one. I masked off an area with Post it tape to have an open area for the sentiment.

You are a masterpiece optical illusion card
Club Scrap® card stock. Stamp images from the June 2017 Pattern Play kit.

Last, but not least, it’s a Metallic Marvel! This ghosting technique was a class taught during Club Scrap’s 2009 Retreat. Is that cool or WHAT?!

Happy Birthday optical illusion card
Club Scrap® card stock and metallic reinkers. Stamp image from Club Scrap‘s A Study in Red and Pattern Play kits.

Click here to visit the Club Scrap blog for more inspiration from the Club Scrap Artist Team! Stay tuned for the Club Scrap Pattern Play blog hop next Wednesday…

Wendy Signature with CS artist team


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