Sunday 30 June 2013

June ATC Swap Set - Time

Hello and welcome to my crafty blog.

It's a bit of a dull start to the day, but I am cheering myself up with my new set of Artist's Trading Cards made for a swap group I belong to.  The theme for this swap is 'Time'.


 I used an embossing folder to create the 'stamped' clock image by inking the inside of the folder with Ranger Vintage Photo distress ink and pressing the card onto the ink. I was quite impressed with the result and the stamping was reasonably crisp and clear.
Depending on which side of the embossing folder you ink you will get a possitive or negative image. I also used some chronology type stamps I got free with a magazine to emphasise the time theme.

 I added more colour to the ATCs with  Ranger Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass and Memento Dandelion inks and some spritzes of water. This helped created a nice faded watercolour look. A few hints of watery red added a splash of interest.
 I then set about the distressing to try to create a worn enamel effect. I use a spray enamel from a home decor range which works okay on paper but can leave only a gloss effect with no real impact or texture.
 Crackle Accents also from Ranger is much better. I used it sparingly on the ATCs , picking areas I wanted to pop out from the background and the crackle finish is a real treat.

 I was so happy with this batch of ATCs I want to try this process again but on a larger scale, maybe a canvas. These ATCs were fun to create and experiment with. 

So that's my lot for today.

I hope you are having a great day with fair weather wherever you are.

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