Using pre-cut ATCs puts you one step ahead in your art making!
This letter D swap that I participated in on Facebook was a lot of fun! ATC Trades and Jams is a very active group that encourages the members to make and trade ATCs! The most recent swap I joined in on was the Letter D event.
To get started, I used two pre-cut ATCs, one black and one white. I used Dylusions Ink Sprays to add color to the white ATC and used a ghosting technique with a stencil to add those circle shapes. I have an old paper punch in the shape of Mickey Mouse, which I punched into the lower corner. Then I adhered the black ATC to the back with some scor tape. I thought my little Mickey was a little too pristine, so I used a StazOn ink pad to scuff some color across the ATC and touched onto Mickey’s little nose, and I used it to ink the edges all around. I had some chipboard letters, so I pulled out a D for the swap theme (Disney) and rubbed color across it, too.
It was easy to add circular tangles to those ghosted spots! Jetties is one of my all-time favorites to use for circulars! I also used kuke and cruffle. (Which autocorrect insists must be ‘Duke and truffle!’) Hahaha! Shading is regular graphite. This ATC came together in about 15 minutes. Seriously, it would have taken longer for all that color to dry, except for my handy-dandy heat tool!
This was a quick post for today. The ATC Trades and Jams FB group is a fun place! I just wish I had more time to participate. I’d love to hear from you if you join, so I can watch for you! My friend Rachel got me involved!