A Disney Kind of ATC


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! 

You can check out the Dylusions Ink Sprays here
Scor Tape can be found here
StazOn can be purchased here

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12 thoughts on “A Disney Kind of ATC

    • haha! thanks ! I used to grunge up scrapbook pages and tags and art journal pages, it is a lot of fun to just scruff the ink pad over everything 🙂

  1. This is so dynamic – the way Mickey is kicking all the balls about & how you’ve used the circle motif to unify the whole design (bearing in mind that Mickey is based on the circle shape). I had to smile when you mentioned you have a Mickey hole punch!!! Doesn’t everyone who has lived in Florida?? Ha ha!!

    • hahahaha! at one time I probably had 5 or 6 different Disney punches. I used to make Princess Paper Bag books for my Etsy store and used a ton of Disney product in them.
      and yes, I did consciously stay with the circle theme. I don’t always do it on purpose, sometimes it just happens, but this time it was intentional . thanks for noticing <3

  2. PS meant to say love the way you have a banner for each post with a segment of the artwork you’re post is about. Lovely & effective. I know it’s giving you a lot of headaches but the blog is coming together & looking very good.

    • it is slowly coming together. I like that banner thing, too – it’s called a feature photo – I have to make my posts a little different than I used to. it has to start with text. I am used to starting with a picture. this does the same thing, though.

    • yayay!!! thank you, I re-sent a bunch of confirmations and yours was one of them. I am so glad to know it worked. yayayayay!!!

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