Distress oxide ink, Finnabair, Masks/Stencils

Transformation themed ATCs 218-220

As with previous months I joined in the swap Lindsay Mason organises. This month’s theme was Transformation. I knew a butterfly would have to feature on my cards. 

I started with some map book paper and scraped some gesso over it. I then added distress inks. 

Once I was happy with the base colour I added distress micro glaze through a Seth Apter stencil and then added more layers of the contrasting colour over the top. This gave a fab effect for the background. 

I then stamped the finnabair butterflies onto white cardstock and added some ink lightly over the top and cut them out. I then sewed them into place and then ripped one edge of the background as I like the jagged edge when mounted onto the black. 

I then stamped the title of ‘change’ in versamark and heat embossed in white and added that to the card too. 

I then made another atc from bits left on my desk and made it into a little notecard for Lindsay. 

Loved this theme and loved trying out a new technique with the microglaze. Will have to try that one again! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine