Saturday 28 September 2013

My first attempt at ATC's

Hello fellow Crafters,

Today I thought I'd try and make some ATC's. My altered book is almost finished and I wanted some ATC's to put in it. After all, I made it for ATC and tags. So here goes:

This first one was started with glueing telephone book paper on it and then painting it with gold acrylic paint. I then stamped the numbers on it with Versamark and embossed it with clear embossingpowder. After that I painted the blue over everything and when this had dried I put some paper over it and ironed it so the embossingpowder melted again and took the blue paint off also. I like this effect where you can see both layers underneath. The picture I used came from a self adhesive collage sheet. Didn't stick very well though, I had to put some glue underneath as well. I made the little sentiment with my Dymo labeler and stuck it on over another bit of the collage sheet and put the staples throught for a bit more interest.  
For the second one I put modelling past through a letter stencil (Dylusions) and when this had dried I put a mixture of acrylic paint and some pink Dylusions on. I distressed the whole thing with black ink and glued the (stamped) bee and the photo of the witchy-looking lady on. Again the sentiment was made with my Dymo labeler. Lastly I doodled around some of the letters with a white gel pen and around the sentiment and the photo with a black gel pen. As an afterthought I put on the three rhinestones in the top right corner.
This third one was done with Distress Inks in yellow, orange and brown with a blending tool. I stamped a background stamp over it in brown to create a bit more interesting background. The butterfly is Tim Holtz and I stamped it on acetate and glued it on the ATC. Again the sentiment is made with the Dymo. The happy couple came from a photo with lots of people on; I decided just to use these two .
This 4th and last one was painted with acrylic paints in pink and turqoise. I then glued some tissue paper over that and with a blending tool put some Distress Ink over it to enhance the colours a bit. After that I rubbed the whole thing with some black ink to accentuate the wrinkles and the edges. I then put on the washi tape, cut out one extra butterfly form the same tape, stamped the image on gessoed booktext and glued it on. Lastly I attached the flowers.
Thanks for stopping by!

Hope you like them......



  1. So sis you enjoy making your first ATCs? Because they look really good.

  2. That was supposed to say 'did you' - apologies for the early morning typing :-)

  3. Hi Deborah, yes I did enjoy making them, I will make more! To me it is like art jounaling on a mini scale. Pleased you like them!