Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day 8 Tim Inspired Christmas ATC

 These ATCs were inspired by Tim Holtz's day 8 tag. Today, Tim did a steampunk Christmas tag. I'm not into steampunk, but this inspired my to go vintage with metal.
First cut Manila folder into atc sized cards. Stamp image with white acrylic paint, heat set. Then use blending tool to add color over the card.  The one on the left looks great, the one on the right I didn't use enough paint so it looks very faded. If you want a strong acrylic paint resist, use enough paint, if you want a more faded out look, use minimal amount of paint.
 Used black Archival ink to ghost stamp on more images, I used the backwards numbers (love them). Used walnut stain Distress Ink to color the edges of the cards.
 Took metal word charms, cover with black acrylic paint, wipe off paint from surface, leaving paint in the recessed areas.
 For this one stamped vintage man on grunge paper with black Archival ink, cut out and mount with foam tape. Colored more grunge paper with black ink and cut out a hat shape. Added red ribbon band, cut out two leaves from the left over colored glassine paper from yesterdays atcs, and added a small white "pearl". Stamped a Christmas ticket on Manila folder and stamped over with a crackle stamp with tea stain Distress Ink. Added more glassine leaves and a black brad tot he copper word charm. Added the small clock hands with a mini black brad. Finished the atc with a metal snowflake charm with a copper brad.
 For this atc: stamped a vintage Santa on grunge paper, used red & green pens to color hat & leaves. Colored white areas with a liquid corrector pen, added mini white "pearl" to tip of Santa's hat. Added small watch hands with mini gold brad, calendar tissue tape, the metal tag with a red brad. Stamped 25 in red and highlighted with Diamond Glaze.

1 comment:

chrissy said...

These are great Carol... and I'm not even a 'vintage' person.