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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Art Is Anything Mixed Media Art Journal Page

Hello there my fellow crafty lovers and a Merry Christmas to you all!! I hope you are enjoying your precious time with family and friends. Today I am sharing with you all my latest Art Journal entry using some Dusty Attic Chipboard and TCW stencils and other mixed media products.

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For my background I adhered some paper from an old dictionary and covered using TCW9007 Clear Gesso. Then I used my fingers to apply the following paints – Funky Fuchsia and White Linen Dylusions Paints, JBurrows Acrylic Paints – Magenta, Light Blue, Bright Aqua Green, Fluro Orange, Fluro Pink, Fluro Orange and Fluro Purple.

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I added some stamping to the background using Darkroom Door Paint Splats and also stamped my title using VivaLasVegaStamps Art is Anything – Andy Warhol along with black archival ink.

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To finish off the background I added some stenciling using stencils by The Crafter’s Workshop. First I used TCW202s 6×6 Mini Harlequin with Dylusions Paint – White Linen. Then I applied Dylusions Paint – Black Marble and a Fluro Yellow acrylic paint through TCW754s 6×6 Distressed Details stencil.

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Now for my Dusty Attic chipboard – I lightly covered the Paint Brushes #2 and Mason Jars chipboard with TCW9001 White Gesso and then used some Distress Crayons to colour. The crayons I used were – Broken China, Brushed Corduroy, Chipped Sapphire, Candied Apple, Black Soot, Lucky Clover, Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon. And I used my finger to blend the crayons.

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For the lid of the mason jar I used Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint – Silver spoon and Dusty Attic Clear Gloss Varnish. You will also notice I have cut the paint brushes and adhered them to the Mason Jar.

Dusty Attic Products Used

Mason Jars

Paint Brushes #2

Clear Gloss Varnish

Thanks for dropping by and for all you support during 2017. I can’t wait to share more with you all in 2018!! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Safe New Year xx

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Capture This Moment Mixed Media Layout

Hi Everyone – Today I am sharing with you all my take on the November Dusty Attic November Moodboard

I absolutely love this board and I was inspired by the rust, numbers, keys and the corrugated iron.

Nov Moodboard

I covered my Corrugated Cardstock with Prima Acrylic Paint Metallique – Silver Spoon and Rust Paste.

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I covered  Industrial Globes, Vintage Keys, Cog Cluster, Geometric Corners, Cog Border #3 and Roman Numerals with Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Silver Spoon and Brass Hardware and then applied Prima Rust Paste

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For the Capture This Moment chipboard title, I covered it with White Gesso and sprayed Distressed Stain Spray – Faded Jeans

To see me in action please click on the video below

Other Materials Used: Blue Fern Studios Chesterville pp, Prima French Riviera pp, Darkroom Door Numbers border stamp, Prima Marketing Inc Rust Paste, Prima Marketing Inc Acrylic Metallique Paint – Silver Spoon & Brass Hardware, The Crafters Workshop – TCW381s Mini Quatrefoil Revd, White Gesso, Modeling Paste & Clear Gesso, Tim Holtz Faded Jeans spray, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shakers Bavarian Blue & Bratwurst Brown, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray – Steampunk Sepia

Thanks for dropping by xx

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