Thursday, March 3, 2016

Mixed Media ATCs - Best Day Ever

I have two posts to share today, so if you would like to see my project for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts, please click here.  Thanks!


Hello everyone!  So glad to see you again.  Barbara here with my second post for the Craftwell blog.  I am having so much fun with this very versatile little machine.  If you have not used an airbrush before, you just don't know what you are missing.  I am here to tell you that it is so easy and so enjoyable!  I am also using products from our sponsor, Teresa Collins.

I made three Altered Trading Cards (ATCs) with, believe it or not, St. Patrick's Day in mind, hence, the green background and tiny shamrocks to tie my ATC set together.


Teresa Collins Project Dies
Ivory card stock
Shamrock craft punch
Charcoal Pencils
Stripes stencil
Texture Paste
Pearlescent dimensional paint
Copper tube beads

Cut three pieces of card stock to ATC size (2-1/2" x 3-1/2").  Spread texture paste through stripes stencil and let dry.  Round corners.

Color background with a variety of green marker colors.  Continue adding colors until you like the result.  I used arm grey to tone down the brightness of the color a bit.

Die cut the honeycomb, butterfly, star in circle, key, numbers, and Best Day Ever using the Teresa Collins dies.  Color each with markers, as shown.  Tear the honeycomb in half irregularly, adhere to two ATCs.  Use the negative pieces left from the honeycomb and add to the third ATC.  

Add die cuts to each ATC, as shown.  Add shading around the focal image on each one with a charcoal pencil.  

Color a scrap piece of card stock with green markers and punch tiny shamrocks, adhering to the ATCs, as shown. 

Use a pearlescent dimensional paint to add dots on each ATC and along the stenciled stripes.


Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check the Craftwell blog for more inspiration from the team.

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