Friday 20 November 2015

Creative Gym - Exercise #14: ATC's

Hi lovelies!

I hope you are well. We are back with a new challenge over at the Mixed Media Place blog today. And we're getting festive...

 As we are fast approaching Christmas here is our new Creative Gym: Create an Xmas card, tag or ATC (only small forms are allowed). Fun, fun, fun!

So this month's challenge was perfect for me as I love creating in miniture. When I think of Christmas I see glitter, shine and metallics. Which I think work beautifully with white, beige and brown and is a favourite festive combo of mine.

I've used acetate as a base for my ATC's and stuck to natural tones to let the shine and sparkle do the talking! I created texture with Light Paste and Gesso adding in old sheet music, book pages and gorgeous glass glitter.

I just doodled a star onto sheet music paper, snipped around the outline and added some fine liner outlines. gorgeous glass glitter

For the second card I stippled Light Paste onto the actate base with a palette knife and pushed a piece of torn book paper into the wet paste. I stained with tea

My final ATC uses scraps of mesh and materials along with more book paper which I adhered to the acetate with Prima Art Basics Soft Matte Gel. I finished with more doodling on the flower and tea staining.

 These little cards are so much fun to create, I encourage anyone to have a play with ATC's!