Brushos, Masks/Stencils

Random ATC making

Yes still obsessed with the ATC making from scraps on my desk! 

These started life as some cardstock I had been using as scratch paper underneath other projects. I cut it up into slightly smaller than ATC size and then put them on the pile to be used whenever I needed to do an ATC. 

Then I used some lovely leaf paper I got in a swap as a palette… because I knew that the colours would work with the paper for such a purpose. I then tore this up and stuck it down randomly with Matt medium.  I also had some pieces of music that had some texture paste wiped off through a stencil that I hadn’t thrown away either so I added those into the mix too! 

Next a layer of white gesso.

This helps to make the random papers and colours become more of a cohesive background. I then added some iridescent medium through a stencil. I love this stuff… it’s so cool and shiny shiny!

The next day I added Brusho in lemon and scarlet. Here they are whilst still wet and vibrant… but as they were over gesso I knew they would be much paler once dry. 

Fast forward a couple of days to last night when I finished these off! I added the angel fibre fabric stuff onto both of them and then found some vintage images I could use for one and a mystical type image for the other.  These were from a set of things a friend gave me that she had no use for and if I am honest I wasn’t sure I would find a use for either… I have now… perfect ATC toppers! I love how the little images look nestled in the angel fibre fabric. So pretty. 

Now to finish them off… the lady got a flower and then some shimmery ink added to accent her hat and pearls and the flower. Then mounted onto the cardstock and a little shadow added using Inktense pencils and water. Of course a word sticker too.

The little mystical scene just needed the word sticker and some of the shimmery ink for the frame. 

Now I’ve found these little pics I can’t wait to make more of these… ho hum! Definitely ATC obsessed! 

Entering these into the Autumn Day challenge at anything but cute.

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

5 thoughts on “Random ATC making”

  1. Gorgeous ATCs! Love your colors and images! Thank you so much for joining in our ‘An Autumn Day’ challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DT x

  2. Your ATC’s are amazing! It is so fun to see how they started and your progression! Thank you for taking the extra time to document that! The end result is gorgeous, and I’m inspired to go see if I still have my angel fiber! Thank you for sharing this with us at Anything But Cute for “An Autumn Day”. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

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