Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Cute Little ATC with Sakura and Terri Sproul Mixers!


I have been creating quite a few ATC’s for swapping and for leaving as RAA’s (Random Acts of Art). I enjoy creating these cute little 2.5” X 3.5” pieces. ATC stands for Artist Trading Cards and if you’ve never tried them you really need to. I started out with the following:

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To begin with I stamped the flower image onto an ATC card. Then using some pastel Crystal lacquer, I mixed some TS mixer Green Shimmer into it and painted my stem and leaves. Following that I painted some Red Shimmer mixed with Crystal lacquer that is rather on the pink side because I didn’t mix much red in and painted the flower petals. The center of the flower is a pastel pink Crystal lacquer and the surrounding ATC is painted in a pastel blue Crystal lacquer.

2003-02-01 15.51.26     2003-02-01 15.52.20 Don’t you think this is pretty? Plus your card is protected with the Crystal Lacquer. I think all it needs is some wording to the right of the flower don’t you? Your comments are all read and appreciated by me.



Barbara Rankin said...

Barbara, this is so very pretty. I love how the ATC is protected by the crystal lacquer, and how you painted each portion of the flower and leaves. Terri's mixers are so very pretty and it sure makes for a wonderful piece of art. TFS

Eva said...

Were you inspired by the recent swap you sponsored?