Saturday, March 17, 2018

Beautiful Journey ATC's

Hi Blank Page Muse Fans!!
Are you loving this month's theme of "ATC's"???
I love creating and trading ATC's so this is a fun month for me!
Today I am sharing my step by step process for these collage style ATC's - stamps are used on the background as well as the focal images.
Hope you enjoy the process and have a go yourself!
Remember to enter our current challenge with your ATC creations!
  • Blank Page Muse Stamps: Petals by Michelle Frae Cummings
  • Scrap card which will be cut to ATC size once "decorated": old manila folder used for these ATC's
  • Coloured tissue paper
  • Paper doilies
  • Acrylic paints: up to 3 colours
  • Ink pads: various co-ordinating colours & black
  • Collage elements: Art Tea Life images and wording used for this project
  • Posca Pen
  • Nuvo crystal drops
  • General supplies: sponge, scissors, glue, gel medium, spatula
Gather your coloured tissue paper and tear into strips. Cut the doilies into pieces.

Adhere the coloured tissue paper and doiley pieces randomly over the piece of card using the gel medium. Allow pieces to overhang the sides of the card. Allow to dry and trim the overhang from the edges.

Choose a few complimentary paints and add in "dollops" to the card and use a sponge to spread over the page to "tone down" the background colour. Keep the paint relatively thin so you can still see the colour and doiley pattern underneath.

Once the paint is dry choose some small stamps from the Petals set and stamp in different coloured inks to the background card. Allow the ink to dry.

Cut your card to ATC size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

Next step is to use one of the frame stamps from the set. Stamp onto some scrap card (manila folder scrap used for this project) using black ink. Fussy cut the image and also cut the centre from the frame.

Start to play around with your collage images and wording. Place "faces" behind the Petals frame to form a "head" for the collage element bodies. It's always fun to make cute whimsical characters!

Adhere the collaged characters to the ATC along with a "word". Edge the ATC's with a Posca pen to give a finished look. Using the Nuvo Crystal Drops add to the petal fram over the stamped dots for some added colour and texture.

And now you have 2 cute little ATC's to trade! Remember to add an ATC backing stamp as well to add all your details when trading. You can find a great set by Michelle Frae Cummings "here" in the store!

Hope you have enjoyed this and feel inspired to make some ATC's for our challenge - there are so many great stamps available to use!!
Don't forget to join our Facebook Group for fun and inspiration and to share your Blank Page Muse creations!
Happy Stamping!

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