Some ATC's for a Change

Last night I decided to take a break from making the Thank You cards which I have an order for and finish off a swap for my Wonder Down Under Stampers Group which was to make two Open Themed ATC's.  I got on a bit of a roll and was enjoying the change from cards, so ended up making a set of three using a stamp set I hadn't had a chance to ink up until now just for the hell of it.

These two are for my swap - I chose these as they both were of animals on a scripted background, I simply stamped, coloured, cut out and mounted for some dimension and added some bling by way of glitter and some rhinestones.

 I have called this set of 3 - Through the Eyes of a Child, and have used a background I made using a combination of a Crayon Resist with Alcohol Inks and Metallic Acrylic Paints.  

I randomly scribbled with my crayon over a piece of high resolution copy paper which has a smooth surface and is thicker than normal copy paper.  I then applied Alcohol Ink Over the surface, once dry I rubbed to remove the crayon and reveal the white of the paper.  

Once done I then took three colours of Metallic Acrylic Paint and applied over my paper.  I allowed a couple of seconds for it to absorb slightly and then I rubbed back with a cloth. It left a subtle hint of colour and the sheen of the metallic behind.I then simply added my stamped images which I coloured with my much loved Tria's, the sentiments and Newsprint Paper.

Today I am back to my Thank You Card Making, I have sixty to make in total.  I am trying to make a variety of designs as I would definitely get bored and frustrated easily if they were all to be the same.


Tammy said...

Great ATC! Love the crayon technique. I don't envy you and 60 thank you cards!

Emkay said...

These are awesome!

Julie Short said...

What a wonderful play you had Danie. I am envious of your Crafty Individuals stamps too! Mmm perhaps I should go shopping!Isn't that resist technique so good for so many purposes too?
Good luck with your thank yous!

Becky said...

These are wonderful Danie. Love how you added the bling with the ducks. Nice touch :)

Lizzyc said...

Hi Danie, these look great.. wonderful stamps and coloring and a touch of bling and they look marvellous!