Thursday, August 13, 2015

Beat the Heat

Man, it's so hot, but we did get a nice cold front steam through. Instead of 105, it's a cool 98 today. Honestly? My body can't tell the difference once we get this high. I decided to beat the heat and play with some Artist Trading Cards!

Last time, I showed you just how uncomplicated mixed media can be. Today, I'm sharing a method that isn't complicated using products you likely already have on hand. These little projects are great for the kids, too! Approachable, engaging, and easily building confidence in making art.

Artist Trading Cards (aka ATCs) are the size of a standard deck of cards (2.5 x 3.5 inches). We use them to swap techniques or just a bit of our art with other artists or collectors. They contain all the pertinent info on the reverse, and are numbered. Kind of like a cross between a baseball trading card and a business card. They are fun and addictive! They turn into a wonderful card just by matting them with a bold border and placing them on a card base.

Don't you just love the vibrant colors? Those water droplets make me feel a little cooler, too. Fun stuff! So - get out your toys and play along. Don't forget to like and subscribe if you feel led to do so. The more followers I get, the more chances I have to connect with you. And I seriously would consider it an honor to share my mixed media journey!

If you are a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and think these projects would inspire your customers, contact me for the pdf instructions of how to lead this as a class.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Please let me know if there is something specific you would like to see or get help with, and don't forget the sweet overhead hands-free cell phone stand so you can start making your own videos, too!

Ta for now,

Additional supplies - inexpensive paint brush, Mod Podge sealer, pressurized air, Tim Holtz filmstrip, white acrylic ink, water spritzer.
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1 comment:

  1. Oh mylanta! I seriously thought the one ATC had an insect stamped on it... thanks to the video I see it is just ink blown with canned air. Giggle. Love the video and the projects. Most of all.... love your kindness.


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