Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Artist Trading Card - "Love"

This is a Valentine ATC I made to play along with the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Color Challenge for February.
This is the Challenge color inspiration for this month:

In the video, I don't show how I made the background or the heart embellishments. I will try my best to explain my process. Be sure to check out the supply list below!

The Background:

How I Made the Hearts:
First, I put down some freezer paper. Then I took the Crafter's Workshop "Spilled Hearts" Stencil and some Golden Molding Paste. I applied the molding paste (in a fairly thick layer) thru the stencil right onto the freezer paper. Then, I let the hearts dry for at least 12 hours until they were completely dry. When they were dry, I used a thin metal spatula to get underneath the hearts and picked them up. It is important the paste is completely dry because if it’s not, they will get ruined when you try to peel them up off the freezer paper. Et voila! Instant heart embellishments.  

You could do this with any kind of stencil that has a lot of open space. My mind is reeling with the possibilities!

Here is the Step by Step Process for this ATC:

The Lindy's Stamp Gang Colors Used in this Project:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in “Delphinium Turquoise”: http://tinyurl.com/zqavwam
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals “Tibetan Poppy Teal”: http://tinyurl.com/h2qrep6
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals “Hottie Patottie Hot Pink”: http://tinyurl.com/gnoqne
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray "Tibetan Poppy Teal": http://tinyurl.com/zd5sdfp
Supplies for the Hearts:
Dina Wakley Spilled Heart Stencil: http://amzn.to/1RleUwJ
Golden Molding Paste: http://tinyurl.com/h5p3vkg
Supplies for the Backgrounds:Watercolor ATC cards: http://tinyurl.com/j7k49rv
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in “Delphinium Turquoise”: http://tinyurl.com/zqavwam
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste: http://tinyurl.com/ha4g6r5
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals “Tibetan Poppy Teal”: http://tinyurl.com/h2qrep6
Crafters Workshop Chicken Wire Stencil: http://tinyurl.com/hk9zdy7
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals “Hottie Patottie Hot Pink”: http://tinyurl.com/gnoqnen
Liquitex Gloss Gel: http://amzn.to/1PhDmwu
Crafters Workshop Chicken Wire Stencil: http://tinyurl.com/hk9zdy7
Melt Art Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel: http://amzn.to/1RjuTeI
VersaMark Clear Embossing Pad: http://tinyurl.com/hn753l9
Silks Acrylic Glaze in Pomegranate: http://amzn.to/1PhDnAq
Heidi Swapp Ink Pad in "Teal"
Heidi Swapp Ink Pad in “Navy”
Tim Holtz "Curiosity" Stamp: http://amzn.to/1Rjvey4
Tim Holtz Little Corner Stamps “The Journey”: http://tinyurl.com/zpwcukc
Tim Holtz Distress Tool: http://amzn.to/1RjvjBC
Black Staz-On Ink; http://tinyurl.com/gmrtmwy
Ink Blending Tool: http://tinyurl.com/zel3xgd
Silks Acrylic Glaze in Vintage Mint: http://amzn.to/1mobFaX
Sizzix Thin-lets Border Die: http://tinyurl.com/j3y98fu
Lindy's Stamp Gang "Tibetan Poppy Teal": http://tinyurl.com/zd5sdfp
Staz-On in "Timber Brown"; http://amzn.to/1Rju2e6 or http://tinyurl.com/gmrtmwy
Crafters Workshop “Well-Rounded" Stencil: http://tinyurl.com/hwpswc3
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain: http://tinyurl.com/gm9nnow
Jewelry Round Nose Pliers: http://tinyurl.com/hb8l5ov
Tim Holtz Idealology Adornment Arrows: http://tinyurl.com/zzylp3v
Thin Brown Jewelry Wire: http://amzn.to/1Rjunxh
Tim Holtz Adage Tickets; http://tinyurl.com/gnoqnen
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo: http://tinyurl.com/gm9nnow
Tim Holtz Word Stickers Chit Chat: http://tinyurl.com/j4y8xto
Janome School Mate Sewing Machine: http://amzn.to/1QnHmt4
Coats & Clark Black Thread: http://tinyurl.com/jn4yz3h
Tombo Mono Multi Glue: http://amzn.to/1PyZwbt
White Fun Foam: http://amzn.to/1Rle5Uz or http://tinyurl.com/hmlr2ws
Staz-On Ink Stamp Cleaner (similar, this one has a dauber top instead of a spray top): http://amzn.to/1RjvH34
Items Used For (most) Every Project:
Dina Wakley Paint Brushes: http://amzn.to/1RwKc0P
Ranger CraftMat Non-Stick Work Surface: http://amzn.to/1KNpPHf
Black Watercolor Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv0rx
Stabilo Marks-All Pencil: http://tinyurl.com/jrlsey7
Collage Pauge: http://amzn.to/1lhZcFH
Plastic Palette Knives: http://amzn.to/1MlEIm2
Darice Heating Tool: http://amzn.to/1lhZkoM
Golden Gesso: http://amzn.to/1kIAePl
Project Life Date Stamp: http://amzn.to/1kIADkw
Dina Wakley Gel Medium: http://amzn.to/20N3oO8
Black Staz-on: http://amzn.to/1OcKA45
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  1. Jenn, I LOVE this ATC! The hearts are really beautiful, going to have to give that technique a try myself. You put so much work into this post with all the links. I've neve used Lindy but think I'm going to order some- yummy colors! Are all their sprays permanent? ~ Shelley Graham Turner

    1. Thanks, Shelley! Once dry, the sprays are permanent. Which is perfect for mixed media!

  2. Love the idea for the hearts and beautiful ATCs

  3. Love love what you have done and thank you for the video!! I adore your atc's. Thank you for joining us for the Lindy's Stamp Gang Challenge this month!!

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