6 March 2021

Saturday Showcase ATC's for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Hi everyone and welcome. Today the Design Team over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog have collaborated for the latest Saturday Showcase post and we have taken the opportunity to make ATC's as part of the current 'Anything Goes' challenge theme. Here are mine;

The background for each of these came from the masterboard I made and used for the card shared in this recent challenge post. As promised I have put together a tutorial to show how it was created and how it has been used for these ATC's.

It all started with a large piece of heavyweight mixed media paper which I covered in part with strips and chunks of paper from books, old projects, music score, gauze fabric and maps. 'Carnation' and 'Apricot' Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paints were brayered over the top in patches before White Gesso was applied through the Tim Holtz 'Stripes' and 'Latticework' Layering Stencils. When dry areas were spritzed with water and 'Tea' and 'Sunflower' Izink Dye Sprays were dripped through them to create stronger patches of colour.

By this point it looked a little scary and there was more to come. Wendy Vecchi's Crackle Paste was applied through the Tim Holtz 'Slate' Layering Stencil in patches and allowed to dry. I then brushed a little heavily diluted Seth Apter 'After Dark' Izink Pigment Ink over the top to make the cracks stand out more.

Adding to the texture I spread Plaster Paste over other areas to blend some of the different patches of paper, fabric and stencilling together.

With this mish mash of textures totally dry I set about unifying them by brayering over the top with more White Gesso followed by the Carnation and Apricot Paint. This gave the finished background paper a look reminiscent of the crumbling plaster and brickwork seen on Italian architecture.

As well as chopping some of the background into pieces for cards (like the one shown last Wednesday) I cut three ATC pieces and set about adding further layers of interest to them, beginning with some torn tissue which had a Gel Plate pull mainly made up from 'Aloe' Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint.

Even more stencilling was applied with texture paste through the stencil which comes with Wendy Vecchi's MAKE ART Stamp/Die/Stencil Set 'Thanks A Million'. It is the ideal size for smaller projects like ATCs. I also added some hand stitching across the bottom of each ATC.

To decorate the ATCs various flowers, leaves and butterflies were stamped, coloured, die cut and layered together; these included images from the Wendy Vecchi MAKE ART Stamp/Die/Stencil Sets 'Thanks A Million', 'Thank You' and 'Bravo', all coloured with Seth Apter Izink Pigment Inks in various combinations of 'Burnt Orange', 'Mimosa', 'Roast Chestnut', 'Cotton Candy', 'Purple Haze' and 'Avalanche'. The leaves were stamped in Wendy Vecchi's 'Prickly Pear' Archival Ink.

Wendy's Tip Tuesday fb video prompted me to cut into some of the stamped images to create more dimensional layered flowers, buds and butterflies. These were all then added to the ATCs to complete them. Here's a closer look at the individual ATCs;

That's it for today's tutorial. Make sure to check out the amazing ATC's created by my team mates over on The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and to enter the current 'Anything Goes' challenge.

1 comment:

  1. Holy cow, Jenny! These are just fantastic! I love those bright flowers that can't help but make one happy and inspired! And that fabulous masterboard you created for each of these little works of art is incredible. I'm so happy you shared your steps; I have definitely got to bookmark this and come back for some crafty experimentation. Just gorgeous mixed media, and I'm so excited to know one of these will be headed my way! What a treasure!


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