Each designer will make a set of Artist Trading Cards (ATC)
ATCs are miniature works of art that measure 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. To be honest they are meant to be traded, but if sold, they should referred to as Art Card Edition Originals (ACEOs). We are very excited to exchange out ATC creations with you and one lucky winner will get an opportunity to win one of the ATC background stamps!! :: squeals eeeee::
How to win the ATC Artist Info Stamps from Sin City Stamps:
- Stop by each blog and leave a comment.
- Stop back by the Main Sin City Blog Post and leave a comment saying which ATC Artist Info stamp you would like to win.
- Stop by the Sin City Stamps Facebook Page and like it!
- Subscribe to the Sin City Stamps YouTube Channel, so you will not miss any of our how to videos.
I had such a ball creating these ATCs. I try to put a little bit of me in each one I do. I love bright colors, texture and quotes. I hope you enjoy them. I also will be giving my four ATCs away to those who leave a comment below. My winners will be posted on 18th of September, 2015.
Okie doke, let us begin!
The supplies I used to create my ATCs are:
Sin City Stamps- Just Us Girls by Terri Sproul
Sin City Stamps- Peeking Owl by Michelle Cummings
Sin City Stamps- Flourish by Michelle Cummings
Artistcellar- Chakra Series Pocket Stencils
Deco Art- White Gesso
Faber Castel- Glass Bead Glitter
Cardboard (cut to ATC size)
Strathesmore Mixed Media Paper 400 series
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Deco Art- Acrylic paint
Archival Ink Pad
Helmar- 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar- Craft and Hobby PVA Glue
Quotes on paper
I took my card that was cut to size and covered it with book paper, then gesso.
I swished the 3 colors of paint around with a dry brush on each card. I originally show only three, I later decided to do a fourth card. ATCs are so addictive!!
Don't forget to sometimes stencils off the side of the card.
Then I mixed some dylusions paint with glass bead glitter gel. It does not sparkle nearly as much as when you add gelatos (which are uber transparent). I like it though! Don't forget to allow drying time!
I took my inktense pencils and colored some images to layer on top! I always scribble color on the side and apply with a waterbrush, thats the best way to avoid lines in my coloring.
Adhered the images with my 450 adhesive and added blingy goodness!
Flipped over to the backs of the cards and painted them all white so the artist stamp and its info would be legible. Let Dry!
Stamped with archival ink and filled out the information.
Added quotes I typed out and cut to place on ATCs. Adhered them with a little PVA Craft glue. Then I framed the wording with a black pen. Here are a few close ups