Creative freedom using herbs and ArtFoamies

Creative freedom using herbs and ArtFoamies

Last month was my husband’s birthday. I’m always struggling with finding a good present, especially since we usually just buy what we want. So, I wanted to make something for him and decided to create some cooking themes ATCs. These ATCs have been a journey though. I started with a set of colors that didn’t turn out the way I was hoping and then I went all sorts of crazy. Follow me on my creative journey in this quick video. Fancy, right? Eventhough these ATCs went in all sorts of directions, I had a blast – and that’s what it …

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ATCs made from left overs with Tonic Studio

ATCs made from left overs with Tonic Studio

During my last project, I used one of the background dies to create a stencil. That stencil ended up looking really cool. So, I decided to use it for my next project – surprise, it’s this one 😉 I made two ATCs and totally enjoyed the process. The left over stencil also fits very well to them, don’t you think? Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂 I hope you enjoyed my little project today. Supplies Used Some of my links are affiliate links which means I earn a small commission, if you use my links to shop. No worries …

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Vintage ATCs – a guest post for PaperArtsy

Vintage ATCs - a guest post for PaperArtsy

Hi everyone and welcome to a very exciting post – I’m guest designing for PaperArtsy. Woohoo 🙂 The theme is vintage and I decided to create three vintage ATCs using the latest Seth Apter stamps and paints. As you know, I love PaperArtsy paints. The colors are amazing, the quality is great and they dry fast (which is very important for impatient me). If you’d like to see my guest post over at the Paper Artsy blog, click here. You’ll find more close up pictures and the written tutorial over there. You can also follow me along while watching my …

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Creating bright ATCs with Distress Oxides and Visible Image

Creating bright ATCs with Distress Oxides and Visible Image

Hello and welcome to a new post for Visible Image. I was in the mood for something bright, something very bright 😉 Because I haven’t used my Distress Oxide in a while, I decided to create a few bright ATCs using them. I started with a 3 1/2 x 9 inch piece of water color paper and smeared the Oxides directly onto the paper. Then I spritzed water on top, let the inks move and mix and heat set it. Next up, I used the smooshing technique where I put the ink directly onto my craft mat, spritzed some water …

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How to Create a Set of Snarky ATC Cards

Snarky ATC cards with So Suzy Stamps

I was on a shopping spree the other day and bought several snarky stamps over at So Suzy Stamps. When they arrived I was giggling my butt of and tried to come up with some cards. But my mojo was kind of non existing last week, so nothing happened. Till I looked at one of my larger art journals. The size of one page is perfect for 9 snarky ATC cards. So I started by stamping onto the page and adding some old book snippets. After a layer of Gesso, I added some color with Gelatos and heavy body acrylic …

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Mermaid ATCs for the So Suzy Flaunt it Group

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Hello everyone, I hope you are good. Especially with a longer weekend coming up. Anything planned? Today I wanted to show you the Mermaid ATCs that I made for the June swap in the So Suzy Stamps Flaunt it if you made it Facebook group. This group is full of amazing people and we all feel like a big family. Nothing for people who can’t handle a little snark every now and then 😉 Every month group members can join an ATC swap and the theme changes every time. For June it was “under the sea” (under the sea, dim …

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ATCs for the May Swap In Facebook Group

ATC card for May Swap

What the heck is an ATC (Artist Trading Card)?! I had the same question not too long ago and even after I understood it, I didn’t get why you would create something like that. But that mystery is solved, at least for me. I found a group that swaps ATCs every month. You create ten cards of the same type, send them in and, a few weeks later, you get 10 different ATCs back. Here is what I created for my very first ATC swap, May flowers. I started with priming two sheets of card stock with black Gesso and …

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