Saturday, 17 February 2018

ATCs: M is for...

These ATCs were made for the February swap over on Junk Journal Junkies and Mindful Art; the prompt was the letter 'M'.  As I always stick to using Claritystamp stamp sets to create my ATCs I had a good look through my folders to see what I could come up with.  In the end I went with M is for 'Madonna', 'Mouse Mystery' and 'Marriage'.
I worked on water colour card as I was intending to use my Gouache colours on each ATC.  I started with M is for Madonna, stamping the smaller Madonna Window from the stamp set of the same name.  All the main stamping was done in Onyx Black Versafine ink and heat embossed using detail clear embossing powder.
I painted the window and background using a mix of Gouache colours and a water brush, then added brickwork using a black embossing pen and heat embossing as before.
Once I'd stamped the 'm' (Word Chain Alphabet), I added a further row of bricks.
The ATC was finished off with a black fine liner, although over the grey I ended up using the black embossing pen and heat embossing.
Mouse Mystery started by stamping and embossing the magnifying glass from the Abstract Art set.  A mask was cut from a post it note and the mice from the 'Twas the Night Extras stamp set added into the lens.
They came out rather well once embossed.
Once again, Gouache colours were used and then the lines extended each side using the black embossing pen.
The upper case M was added this time.
Finally, the ATC was finished with a black fine liner and the lens of the magnifying glass given a coat of clear embossing powder (using a Versamark pen), to mimic the effect of glass.
For the final ATC, I used two of the stamps from Wee Folk 5 (Wedding) in front of a tiny version of the Dove Window stamp.  I picked this stamp up at a show quite some time ago and it is not commercially available as I believe it was a miniature test version.
Using the same Gouache as I had for the Madonna ATC, I coloured this scene in the same way.
I then added the lower case 'm'.
Finishing off with a black embossing pen and clear embossing powder.
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