Using your scraps to make ATC's? That is 'Artist Trading Cards'. The ATC's were one of the first forms of advertising for artists. The term ATC is a relatively modern acronym for them. Way back when, supplies and certainly paper were not easily accessed. So, an artist would do up tiny samples on scraps of whatever would hold paint and use them to advertise their work. Back in those day's they truly were, starving artists.
Step 1: Assemble your supplies, in this photo you see the scrap from a Cheery Lynn die cut I am using as a stencil. The panel on the left is plain white card stock, the panel on the right is a scrap from another project. You could certainly use any small stencil you have on hand as well.
Step 2: Place the stencil over your ATC background and using the white gesso fill in the space. Brush a light touch around the edges of your card as well. Do this to both pieces. Dry with a heat gun, or allow to air dry thoroughly.
You can see that even though I am using the exact same process for each card, the results are very different. It is the same when you take a class. Everyone will create according to what pleases their eye. Always make the project your own.
Step 3: Spray with a translucent spray. I used Ranger's Perfect Pearls mist in Gold. Allow to dry.
Step 4: Stamp a texture type stamp using a water soluble ink. I used Ranger Distress ink pad. Dry completely.
Step 5: Stamp your sentiment or word with a permanent ink such as Stays-on. Don't forget to sign and date your ATC's. If you have never made them, they are a fast fun project to try. Remember, they are always to be traded, not sold.
-2 sturdy scraps cut 3-1/2" x 2-1/2"
- scrap left over from a Cheery Lynn die
-Ranger Distress water soluble ink
-Perfect Pearls spray,
-Tuskineko permanent stamping ink
- any tiny word stamp or sentiment
- texture stamp,
Ranger; Gesso White.