I've been puttering around in my art closet with various projects, but most recently I have been doing quite a few ATC's, so I wanted to share a few more with you today! As I have noted in other posts, I love doing them because you can do many at one time, which who doesn't like more for the bang!? But I just also love doing ATC's in general....they are just fun!
This little guy was fun to do! I started with a coat of gesso and then pulled out my Caran d'ache Crayons and just went to town! I "smooshed" a little bit, but ended using a water brush to finish moving the pigment around. Again, since I've had my Daler Rowney inks on my table top for a few projects, I just pulled the Galactic Blue and tapped it through my Tim Holtz Harlequin stencil and then pulled a TCW stencil and tapped through some black acrylic paint to get this cute arrow.
To keep in theme, I've had these Tim Holtz letters and arrows set in my stash for awhile and use them here and there, so I pulled one of the arrows from the set. Since it is a shiny plastic I decided to sand it down a little bit with a sandpaper block so that I could swipe on some Viva Decor Inka Golds in Lava Red, Cobalt Blue and Gold and it would stick. I then put on some Tim Holtz this and that words and had these cute little alpha bubbles in my stash as well and then distressed the edges with Distress Ink in Salty Ocean to finish it off.
The next little guy that I did I loved because I am an owl lover and I had these chipboard owls in my stash and wanted to use it!
I adhered Tim Holtz tissue paper to the ATC and then put a light coat of gesso over top. I then took some of my homemade paste and put it through one of my script stencils and then took that same Daler Rowney in in Galactic Blue and dripped on the top edge and then spritzed with water to get a nice drippage effect. I then took the Viva Decor Inka Gold in Cobalt Blue and rubbed it on the raised script to give it a cool shiny effect. I then put some of the same Daler Rowney Ink on my craft sheet and tapped through a TCW stencil and then used the same stencil with some black acrylic paint. I then distressed the edges with Distress Ink in Salty Ocean.
When I went home a couple of months ago I went to my favorite craft store in Santa Fe which is Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps. They have a great staff and carry some wonderful product there as well. OF COURSE I made a purchase, hee hee, and the cute little bag had this stamped on the front. Since I save EVERYTHING, I saved this little bag knowing I would cute that out and use it. So I did so here and then distressed the edges with the Salty Ocean and then used some pop dots to pop it up on the tag. I then used my Daler Rowney Inks again in Waterfall Green, Sundown Magenta and Galactic Blue to paint my owl and then topped him off by giving him some bling eyes!
Such fun and quick projects to do when you have a full plate like I do! Well, I hope you have some weekend plans in the oven! School starts next week for those of us who live down south, so I will be doing the proverbial school shopping! PLEEEEZ say a prayer for me....I'd rather mop the floor! LOLOL Ok, maybe not, but close!!
Happy day my friends! :)