Spread Your Wings ATC’s – Helmar

Hi there everyone, today I am up on the Helmar Creative Team Blog with these Artist Trading Cards. I have to admit to you all this is the first time I have ever created ATC’s and I think I have found my addiction lol.

Helmar ATC

So let’s get started…… I used my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to stamp onto some old paper I tore out of a book.

stamping

Next to adhere the stamped images I used Helmar Spray Adhesive on the back and placed them onto some scrap cardstock.

Helmar spray adhesive

Next I sealed some white cardstock using clear gesso and my silicone brush. Then dried it with a heat tool.

TCW clear gesso

Now for the fun part…. building my background. For this I used the stamping technique where you stamp the Distress Oxide Inks onto your craft mat and spray with water. Then stamp your cardstock onto the inked area, making sure you dry in between colours.

Distress Oxides Antique Linen

The colours I used was Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs and Vintage Photo.

Distress Oxides Gathered Twigs

Distress Oxides Vintage Photo

I had started stamping with Faded Jeans but the colours where turning to mud so I decided to spray a coat of Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative and now I am able to add the Faded Jeans ink perfectly.

Helmar Fixative Spray

Distress Oxides Faded Jeans

Next I trimmed some Kraft cardstock to 2.5 x 3.5 inches and trimmed my background cardstock a little smaller. Then inked around the edges with Distress Oxides Ink Black Soot.

Distress Oxides Black Soot

To adhere all my butterflies and quotes I used Helmar Premium Craft Glue. Then added some washi tape.

Helmar Craft Glue

I needed some dimension so I used Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to adhere my 3 butterflies.

Helmar Scrap Dots

To finish off the cards I splattered with Dylusions Ink Black Marble. Here is the finished product.

Farrel Tailor ATC close up

Thanks for dropping by and I hope this has inspired you to create xx

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