Tuesday, December 4, 2012

ATC Scenes

Hello Ai Fans! This week I'm working on ATCs. It's been forever since I've been to a live trade and I was so excited to see my ATC sisters!! We had a wonderful time of eating, visiting, sharing, and also had a little assembly line adhering pre-made card fronts to base cards for soldiers. 

  


The theme for December is acrylic transparencies. I chose to make little scenes that were inspired by Snowfall Acetate at Crafter's Companion. I actually ordered sheets, but they did not come in in time for me to use them, so I created my own for this project. :o)   For the trade, we make one special ATC for a drop card that we put into a bag and each person picks one.  The rest of the ATCs for the trade can follow the theme or go with the artist's creativity. For the drop card I'm featuring WC Bungalow (Sku#F2711).

I tore a mask from scrap paper to create a top and bottom. I then inked up the images and stamped onto white cardstock. I used the bottom mask piece for the trees and house to mask space for the snow drifts.


I laid down the top piece of the mask and sponged in the snow drifts using a dauber and distress ink.


For the next step, I added color to the sky with a blending tool and distress ink. I find when I use a light touch in circles from the outside in, I can get a nice blend as I build the color. I also like to leave a little light in my sky - not completely fill in with the same amount of color. I created a variety of day time and night time skies.




For the snow, I made random dots all over the transparencies with the acrylic paint - I just dabbed the small trip directly to the transparency sheets.



Next I added color with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. For the drop card, I added a moon with acrylic paint and a paint brush.  After everything dried completely, I then cut the transparencies into ATC sized pieces and used brads from my stash to attach the acrylic to the little scenes.
  





Here's a photo of all the lovely ATCs I received:


Thanks for visiting!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

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