How To Make ATCs, Cards, Journal pages in one afternoon

14 Oct

We have a guest blogger here today sharing a demo with us. Many thanks to Linda Logan for helping out.

Mixed Media ATCs to Art Journal pages
By Linda Logan

Materials
Medium texture Canvas Pad – 3 sheets
#120 Bristol Plate Paper – 2 sheets
Rubber stamp(s)
Black StazOn Stamp Pad
Bubble Stencil
Tim Holz tissue tape
TapeSwell, Butterflies
Radiant Rain – Sunburst & Ocean Wave
Twinkling H2Os: various colors
Gold Gelato
Various Embellishments
Favorite adhesive

materials used

I work full-time and sometimes have a hard time fitting art into my schedule.  When I do get some dedicated time to create and get all the supplies together, I like to get the most out of the limited time. This demo will show you how to create ATCs and then expand on that design to create cards and move on to art journal pages.

Easy background.  Take the 3 sheets of canvas and spray with Radiant Rains Sunburst.  I Love the Radiant Rains and have been using them like crazy since I purchased my first colors. Instead of buying the expensive “spraying boxes,” I just use the cardboard bottom of a case of sodas.  Next use the Bubble stencil and spray with Radiant Rains Ocean Waves.

background

stencil

 

stencils

For my purposes: I cut one sheet into 4 (for cards), 1 sheet in half (for Art Journal pages) and the last sheet I cut 3 ATCs (2 1/2 “ x 3 1/2 “) and one 8” x 8” piece for another Art Journal page.

cut canvas pieces

I used the Gold gelato on the edge of the cut pieces and then I added stitching in black thread to the cut background pieces.  For the cards, I sewed the piece right to the card which was made from the #120 Bristol Plate Paper.

decorated edge

sewn edges

Next, stamp the main image on dictionary or atlas pages.  I shop the thrift stores to find old dictionaries and atlas books. You can also purchase collage packs.
Assemble ATCs:
Apply tissue tape to the left side of the ATC and cut the stamped image to fit the ATC.  Assemble the components for the ATCs.  Cut out Butterfly wings from TapeSwell tape.

stamp & images

 

ATC materials

Attach butterfly wings and stamped image to ATC.  Color stamped image with Twinkling H2Os and markers or pencils of choice.  Add saying or other embellishment of choice.

ATCs

Assemble Cards:
Now that you have the backgrounds done and all the materials out it is easy to adapt the design to make cards.  Apply tissue tape to the left side of the cards.  Cut the stamped image and the butterfly wings out of the TapeSwell.  I stamped extra face images and used a PoP-Dot to raise the face on the stamped image.

card materials

Attach butterfly wings and stamped image to cards.  Color stamped image with Twinkling H2Os and markers or pencils of choice.  Add saying and other embellishments of choice.

finished card

Assemble Art Journal Pages:
Further expansion of the design process.  Basically the process is the same as for the cards, with more embellishments and additional stamped images.

journal pages

journal page

By doing all the backgrounds at once and using the same materials for all three projects, you can get the most out of your crafting time.  I did all of these in a little more than an afternoon of dedicated time.  Cheers and Happy Crafting!!!

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One Response to “How To Make ATCs, Cards, Journal pages in one afternoon”

  1. Sonja Milojevic October 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful work, and so inspirational! Thank you so much for sharing!

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