Hi all it’s me Bea from bee’s atelier. I’m here to share some inspirational pictures and a video how I make ATC’s.
I had lately made an mini-album with the Sea and Beach theme. So I decided to make some ATC’s in this theme again. After all I have to fill that mini-album, don’t you think?
When I start a project I usually have a vague idea in which direction I wanna go. I knew it had to be something with fishes. So I was looking around in the studio what I can use. I didn’t have any fish scrapbookpaper, but I did have a stamp and I also have yarn and fabric in Sea colors.
For me having materials ready when I want to do something is important. If I have first to go out and shop, just doesn’t work for me. Don’t get me wrong, I do not buy everything I come across, I have to like it either the color or the shape and form. I rarely can say what I’m looking for when I go shoping, but when I see and like it (and can afford it) I pick it. And I also collect things from the daily life, which other people might throw out as junk. Just to be prepared when the muse strikes me. Another thing about creativity, you have to practice on a regular schedule, or as Pablo Picasso said once: “Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.” I find that to be really true.
But now let us get more in practice
I started with a piece of watercolor paper in the size 6 ¾ inch by 4 4/4 inch. I usually make more then one ATC at the time. I started playing around with ideas for backgrounds and decided to use Punchinella as stencils for the first layer.
I then sprayed in blue, teal, green and white colors with the sprays in the next picture
And that’s what it looked like after spraying and dripping
Next I added some stamping with Versamark and sprinkled two different colors of Embossing powder.
And here the stampsets I have used for the ATC’s
Next I have used two colors of embossing powders.
I have cut the cards to the size of 3 3/8 by 2 3/8 inch, as I wanted to add a mat in the correct size of 3,5 by 2,5 inch of the ATC’s to give a border.
I then stamped the fishes and used the watercolor Inktense pencils from Derwent.
I went over them several times with different shades and colors.
And here are the final result. I’m curious what you are up; please come join us at the Facebook Group Gauche Alchemy Studios and share with us!
and here is a video for the whole process. Enjoy
til next time