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Friday, November 18, 2016

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Inspirational ATCs with Amy

Hello crafty friends, Amy here and I have some lil' ATC's for you using ARTplorations FALL FLORAL TRIO stencil and sentiments from STRONG WOMENTRENDY FEATHERS 2 and ART MARKS along with Twinkling H2Os. :o)

First cut down 3 pieces of watercolor paper to 3.25" x 2.25". Place the Fall Floral Trio stencil so only one is visible on your watercolor paper base and mask off the rest of the stencil with masking tape. Then use Versamark Ink over the stencil and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Do this to all 3 of your ATC bases.

Next, get out your Twinkling H2Os or watercolor paints and have some fun! I started by misting my papers with water and dabbing the Twinkling H2Os onto my pieces with a paint brush. I used Fall colors here (Gold, Copper, Orange and Red). You can air dry or dry using your heat tool.

Now, stamp your inspirational sentiments using Black Archival Ink. I finished with some “splatters” from the Art Marks set in Lady Bug Memento Ink for added texture to my background.

Add some white paint splatters using your Sharpie Paint Pen or White Acrylic Paint diluted with water and a fan brush.

Glue your ATC pieces to black cardstock bases cut at 3.5" x 2.5" (Standard ATC size). I love how the black cardstock ties my whole ATC together. Matting your watercolor pieces also helps if your paper warped in the watercolor process. :o)

Here's a closer look a them.

Happy Craftin'!

Supplies used:

    http://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Trendy-Feathers-2-Shery-Russ-Designs-P5601064.aspx  http://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Strong-Women-Big-Grins-by-Becca-Cruger-P5601062.aspx

Other supplies: Watercolor Paper, Twinkling H2Os (Egyptian Gold, Indian Copper, Poppy Red and Ginger Peach), Black Archival Ink, White Embossing Powder,White Sharpie Paint Pen and Black Cardstock.


  1. Loved all 3 of your rich watercolored ATC cards Amy. TFS your steps and photos. Hugs, Nancy

  2. Fabulous ATC's - love the vibrant colours!!

  3. These are beautiful! Love the gorgeous colours and that cool stencil! xxx

  4. these are bright and bold
    Love the big flowers.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. Love the colors you used! Looks great with the white flowers!

  6. LOVE these - the colours are so vibrant against the white flowers!!!
    ... I used to make ATC's, feel the NEED to start making them again, they're a great way to try new techniques :)

  7. Thank you ladies so much for your kind words. Xx

    I really did enjoy making these fun and vibrant lil' ATC'S. :-)


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