Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Artists Trading Cards - ATCs

I love making these!!  I am having a challenge at Pages in Time to create ATCs.  I have decided to use ATCs as a way to try out new things.  Its a bit easier to tackle on a little 2.5 x 3.5 card.  If you mess it up, no big deal.  I really hate it when I mess something up on a 12x12 LO so I find ATCs perfect. 

At the Pages in Time Fashionista Group we all decided that we loved this image of the lady dressed in black and so some of us are going to do ATCs of her.  These are the ATC's that I did.

This first one is my favorite.  It is the Black Widow.  It is a hybrid in that I created the image of the lady by digitally superimposing a spider and a web over the picture and then printed it out. 
Steps:  cover ATC with pp- I used two but you can hardly see one of them.  Then I added some black lace that already had rhinestones attached to it.  Then I added my photo.
I used my Cricut to cut out the chandelier using heavy black CS.  I used silver pigment ink to stipple over the chandelier to give it a metallic look.  Then I used some silver stickles to highlight parts to imitate crystals. 
I highlighted part of the spider web by applying black stickles and I used a very tiny dot of red stickles on the spiders body.  I adherred the chandelier last over the image.  I think the ladies eyes are very haunting so I was careful when adding the web to the photo and when adding the chandelier not to cover her eyes. I inked the title tag and around the entire ATC with black and silver inks. 

I painted the photo and hearts with Range Crackle accents.  I love this effect!  I was afraid that the ink in the photo would run when I applied the Crackle medium but it didn't.  The title is embossed.

I used Perfect Pearls on this one to do the title.  First time for that,  I love the effect but it sure is messy, especially when you open the Perfect Pearls upside down!!  LOL, won't do that again!

This was my first attempt with the Perfect Pearls and it didn't turn out so well.  It is hard to read the title.  I guess it just adds to the mystic of the woman!

Making ATC's is really fun.  Come join me at Pages in Time!


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