Masks/Stencils

For ATC’S sake… 101 – 106

Another project where I transformed a piece of paper and then used it to make some ATC’S.  I am entering this into the Wicked Wednesday challenge… embellish it. 

The paper itself was a grey and white marble effect. I started by stamping some leaves, flowers and dictionary print. Then I added distress stains in three colours.  I must admit I was disappointed with how it looked. It didn’t blend very well on the paper surface. 

So I did something rather drastic… black gesso and a stencil… 

Ooooh now I was happy.  I set it aside to dry for a bit. Then decided to use another another stencil and some white acrylic. 

Right time to cut it up into pieces for ATC’S.  I cut it into 2.25″ x 3.25″ pieces so it can be mounted on some backing card.

I decided that the circle motifs needed more definition and used a white pen to doodle round. I then had to work out what I wanted to use as the feature and decided to use some bird chipboard pieces I got a while ago from the Range. I painted them with a couple of coats of white paint first to give them a base. 

Then I chose a couple of ink colours to add colour to each of the chipboard embellishments.   They are subtly coloured and not as vibrant as I expected but I am really happy with them. The photo of them all together shows them when they were wet and a bit more vibrant.  I chose picked raspberries and spiced marmalade and then some orange cardstock to back them. I thought these colours added a nice contrast. 

And next to choose titles and stick them down. I mixed them up and some had one word titles made from letter stickers, and the others a phrase made up of word stickers. For both I framed the titles with the same orange cardstock to make them pop! 

I must admit I love how these all turned out. 

And the last one… 

So I hope that these are liked by others… if not… well I get to keep them for myself! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine