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 

3 thoughts on “For ATC’S sake… 101 – 106”

  1. OMG…these are beautifully colored and embellished ATC’s. Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Wicked Wednesday ATC “embellish it” Challenge. Wendy (DT)

  2. Wow!!! LOVE how you made this background, I might have to ‘borrow’ your ideas! All the embeliishments make this perfect for this weeks theme at Wicked Wednesday – thanks for joining in the fun!

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