Friday, June 26, 2020

Sunset Fairy ATC Tutorial

Are you familiar with an Artist Trading Card (ATC)? It is a small original piece of artwork created on a standard trading card size (2.5 x 3.5-inch) with the intention of swapping or trading it with another person/artist.

Every Monday at 8 pm Central, my talented mixed media friend, Rita Barakat, hosts a FaceBook Live called Mixed Media Monday. This week she inspired me with her ATC creations so I made one with some of her products.

**I receive products from Rita Barakat Designs, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®, and Mudd Puddle for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**

Sunset Fairy ATC Background

I had this not so pretty pink shipping tag so I cut it down to 2.5 x 3.5-inches to create an ATC shape.

I painted three coats of white acrylic paint (let dry between coats) on the front and the back.

Then I used three Gelatos colors (Tangerine, Melon, and Bubble Gum) and later a fourth color (Limoncello) to create a pink-ish sunset background. I used wipes to blend the colors. Set aside to dry.

Embellishment and Texture

Grab the smallest star from the Canvas Die Cuts Mini Stars Set and color with Limoncello Gelatos. For sparkle, I used the FolkArt® Glitterific™ Acrylic Paint in Clear Hologram with a palette knife.

For the textured ground, I applied a strip of Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/2-inch on the bottom edge. Then covered with Bermuda Dry Sand...perfect for the sunset background! Make sure to press the sand with your fingertips to secure before tapping off the excess.

Finishing the ATC

The pink fairy shape from the Veil of the Fairies Paper Ephemera Pack was used. I lifted her up with a combination of 3D Foam Squares White Regular and 3D Foam Squares White Small.

The colored smallest star from the Canvas Die Cuts Mini Stars Set was placed on the ATC with an Adhesive Dots Medium.

I hope you enjoyed the ATC process. Have you made one before? Show me by linking in the comments on this post!

Thanks for stopping by!

Materials Needed:
Rita Barakat Designs
Veil of the Fairies Paper Ephemera Pack
Canvas Die Cuts Mini Stars Set

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/2-inch
3D Foam Squares White Regular
3D Foam Squares White Small
Adhesive Dots Medium

Mudd Puddles
Bermuda Dry Sand

Color Medium: Faber-Castell (Gelatos in Limoncello, Tangerine, Melon and Bubble Gum); Paints: Plaid® (FolkArt® Glitterific™ Acrylic Paint in Clear Hologram and Apple Barrel® Acrylic Color in White); Pink Shipping Tag; Paint Brush; Wipes

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Can You Spare a Square Mixed Media Tag

During these times, I pulled out a quirky stamp set from Chelsea Comer of InkyStamper that would fit the bill! Hope you get a chuckle out of it as much as I have! LOL!

**I receive products from InkyStamper (stamp set), and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**

Spare a Square Tag Step Outs

Let's start with a shipping tag that I covered with white acrylic paint. Two coats and dry in between coats for good coverage.

Using three colors of Gelatos (Cinnamon, Butterscotch, and Iced Coffee), I colored horizontally and then used wipes to blend the colors for a softer look.

Since I had the gelatos out, I used the same combination and design to color on a piece of white cardstock. I flip the paper so now my strips are vertical and stamp the Ralph image. Using the matching die, I die-cut the image out.

I nested three Wonky Square dies, secured with washi tape, and die-cut them with white cardstock. This makes two frames and a solid shape. Edge each shape with Black Licorice Gelato and blend with fingertips.

Next, I turned the square into a diamond shape and adhere the squares together with the E-Z Runner Grand Ultra Strong adhesive.

For the center, I popped up the last square with leftover 3D Foam Creative Sheets. I also did the same with the Ralph die cut and centered on top of the square shape.

With a scrap piece of white cardstock, I stamped a sentiment and hand-cut a banner. I edged the banner with Black Licorice and my fingertip. Adhere at the bottom of the tag. Lastly, I thread my ribbon and twine on top.

As always, thanks for stopping in!

Skill Level: Intermediate
Creative Time: 45 minutes

Materials Needed:
Stamps: InkyStamper (TP Stamp Set)
Craft Dies: Inky Stamper (Ralph Die) and Spellbinders Paper Arts (S4-289 Wonky Squares (ret.))
Colors: Faber-Castell (Gelatos in Black Licorice, Cinnamon, Butterscotch, and Iced Coffee)
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (E-Z Runner Grand Ultra Strong and 3D Foam Creative Sheets)
Ink: Tsukineko (StazOn in Jet Black)
Other: White Cardstock; Shipping Tag; White Acrylic Paint; Burlap Ribbon and Twine; Scissors

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