I recently watched a video about the history of Radiohead’s Kid A album. I’m not great with explainations so to quote wikipedia ’ Yorke wrote many of Kid A ‘s lyrics by cutting up words and phrases and assembling them at random, combining everyday cliches and banal observation.’ And i loved that nonsense and i wanted to make atcs inspired by it. There are ten tracks on the album, but one is instrumental only, so how perfect for a set of nine atcs. I picked my favorite lines from each song and started getting my atcs ready.
I choose to use some really amazing mixed media looking scrapbook paper for the backgrounds. I’ve had this paper for almost fifteen years and i have long forgotten what the brand was. I do remember i got it a Michael in a paper pack. I decided to also use the polkadot and stripe paper from 7 gypsies that i have also been hoarding for that long. I have a stamp of Radiohead’s logo ‘modified bear’ and i stamped one on each card. As usual i used old yearbooks for the girls. Once everything was glued down i used pan pastels all around the inside edge of the border, gel pen doodled all over. Printed, cut, and meticulously arranged the phrases. Used some light molding paste with stencils, added pan pastel color on top of the molding paste, liquid pearls scraped around all over, and use some black acrylic and a starry sky stencil. i think that is everything i did. It took me a few nights to do, as i only had time to work after LO went to sleep. I did adjust the colors in photoshop a bit to look more like the actual atcs.