For ATC’S sake … 71 & 72

Another couple of ATC’S to share today. The base for these was some packaging from some embellishments I bought. It’s quite sturdy board but I still managed to cut it with my rotary trimmer. It’s also quite glossy cardstock so needed gesso to give it some tooth!

I decided to grab my Distress crayons to create the background and keep to the blues and greens colour scheme. using gesso as the base is definitely the answer for this as it helps them to blend together.  This is how I scribbled them on but once blended with my finger and a little water they are more of a green all over! 

I wanted to have a floral look to the background so grabbed a Clarity stencil and a baby wipe and removed colour through the stencil aperture. In one I went for a focal image and the other just went for the overall background of flowers.

I edged both of them with black gesso to start the process of ‘framing the artwork’.

Decided to do some doodling on them both… ithe was a bit of a random decision to do this… as wasn’t entirely sure where to go with them. So pleased I did! I loved both the process and how they then looked! 

I am particularly pleased with the bottom one… but the top one is also really cute.  I then added some colour to the flowers and leaves in the first one, and just a tiny bit of colour to the centre of the flowers for the second one.  the colour is ink added with a water brush.

Didn’t want to add much else, so will probably add a word to these and consider them done. 

In other news I’ve filmed and uploaded my first YouTube video! Not making anything but instead unwrapping my latest Artful Days goodie box! 

link to the video on YouTube
Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

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