Pastel ATCs Using Textured Card0
Posted on 24th June 2018 by Sylvia Ames
Filed under Design Team
ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) are 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches (64mm x 89mm) in size. You can find groups where you can swap your ATCs with like minded people, or keep them in plastic folders to display your work. They are great for using up small pieces of card, or cutting from a larger piece of inked card as I have done. A great idea too for trying out new products and ideas.
I cut my ATCs from an A3 piece of white hemp card for this project. I love the effect you get using papermilldirect textured hemp card, I made the background by first adding strips of washi tape randomly over the sheet of card and brushing a light coat of gesso over it. When dry the card was coloured with distress inks in pastel Spring colours. The card was then randomly stamped with images using black ink before being cut into nine ATCs.
More stamping was added to the ATCs with white pen detail and Spring themed die cuts. When finished I placed them in a nine pocket plastic folder.
You can add stencilled images as well as stamping, or add texture with paste through a stencil, add crumpled tissue, string or scrunched cotton. Your ATCs can be clean and simple or an altered work of art, they are fun to make and anything goes.
If you are interested in swapping ATCs check out UK Stampers Forum , they have ATC swaps and much more.