Hello Amazing AJers! Birdee here for the lovely Christina who pesky real life is keeping away for a few days -- boo! No worries, she'll be back with a new challenge next week. But while the 'boss' is away the Bird will play...
Hi Everyone!!! I hope everyone had a FAB holiday weekend!!! My weekend was CRAZY….we have a huge party for the holiday and then everyone came back for left overs the next day!! So I am really late with getting my challenge up this month!!! Very sorry!!
Ok, so one of my most favorite kinds of mixed media is Artist Trading Cards (ATC’s) *ATC’s are alot of fun to make, *just like with art journal pages, let your imagination guide you as there is only one hard fast rule of ATCs and that is the SIZE!! They are always 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. They can be landscaped or portrait. *For me, ATCs are like potato chips, I cant just make one!!! *I usually have to do a page of them!! When I used to paper craft before I discovered digital, I would make ATCs by the dozen!!
So I thought it would be fun to introduce you all to the world of ATCs!!! I know that on the internet they have tons of different swaps and exchanges with ATCs, so this month we can all learn about ATCs and then maybe next month we could do a swap with each other??? Let me know what you think!!
I created the stash builders this month to be specifically for ATCs. The backgrounds are the right size and all of the accents are scaled down to fit the ATCS. *To make it easier for you!! In your monthly coupon I am also going to include my other ATC kits so that you can have a choice of things to use as I realize that most of you wont have things that are ATC sized..although you can size down anything from any kit!
As always we have our FREE Stashbuilder
This month all of my ATC kits are included with the coupon (except the stash builder BUNDLE, this is NOT included)
Good for 50% any ATC Stashbuilder or kit (excluding BUNDLES)
Good for 2 uses per customer
Expires: July 31,2014
Shop in my ATC Catagory HERE!
So what IS an*Artist Trading Card
?? Well it is a little one of a kind piece of art that YOU create!!! I don’t want anyone to get overwhelmed with these as you can use the same techniques on these as you do your art journal pages! They are just smaller!!
Here is a step by step for paper but can still be used for digital by*Wiki
*that you can check out. There are TONS of images out there for you to look at to see how it is done! Check out this*Google Image Search*
to see a gagillion examples! As you can see by the examples…ANYTHING GOES!!!
Please let me know if you have any questions at all!!
For this month we are going to make a total of FOUR…yes 4 ATC’s!!!! Please don’t let that keep you from joining the challenge!! I promise its more fun than work!!!
Week 1 ~ ATC 1:
Step 1: *I want you to look thru the kit or stash builder that you have chosen to use for your first ATC. *What is the first thing that comes to mind? Does something there make you think of something else? *When I made my ATC for this week I chose the girl with the long hair because when I looked at her a verse from a song in South Pacific came to mind “I’m going to wash that man right outta my hair” *So while creating I was singing that song the entire time!!
One of the images might remind you of a quote, a song verse, a sassy saying or even a commercial jingle…whatever it is just go with it and start there!!
Step 2: Choose your background. Remember you can alter these backgrounds!! Dig into your brushes and shapes, make them YOU!
Step 3: You need a main image. You can use the one that made you think of your theme, that would work great and set that up as your biggest image in your ATC.
Step 4: Put your quote, jingle, verse whatever you chose on your ATC. I used a couple different fonts, clipped a paper to one of the words, as usual the sky is the limit.
Step 5: Now you can add in your other accents. Remember this is a small canvas so you might want to choose a couple things or you might want to do some brush work, you will know when your art is done because it will feel done!!
Step 6: *Post it to our*ART JOURNAL/MIXED MEDIA
*gallery along with all your other wonderful creations and then post back here in this thread to we can all see what you are up too!
Here is my week 1 ATC
Cant wait to see what you all come up with!!! Now go forth and create magnificent things!