Monday, January 14, 2008
Help, I'm making ATC's and I can't stop!! Heehee
ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) are fun little pieces of art. I decided that I would use the ATC as my first subject in my art workshops. Afterall, what better way to introduce multiple mixed media techniques? Plus, these little creations are so small (3.5"X2.5"), they hardly take any time at all. I have created about 10 of them using many techniques in just a day or two. I wanted to have some examples to show the people that attend the workshops.
The ATC image posted above is one of the favorites from the 10 I created. I used metal tape to cover the entire ATC canvas. Then I dropped three different colors of alcohol ink on the metal tape canvas and used the alcohol ink solution blender (just a few drops) and dried it (and blew the colors around) with the embossing heat gun. Then I stamped the circular image and applied the collage element of the fortune teller hand. I added the word "fortune" with my label machine. I finished the piece by using an emboss pen around the edges and embossing powder and heat gun to emboss.