I’ve recently grown an interest to ATCs (artist trading cards). They are wonderful little cards that can be traded and swapped. As the cards can be almost any miniature work of art, they provide a fabulous place for experiments. The usual size is 2½” by 3½” but it varies. I usually make sets of cards connected to the same theme, using the same materials. For these Vintage Wicked Witch ATC cards I used the 7Gypsies “Wicked Gypsy” line.
The best part about his project was the amount of papers used to create these cards. Despite the cards having some layers, this set of four is done with three and a half ATC File Folders!
I also added some mixed media touches to the cards using stamps and Tattered Angels products. The stamps are from the “Par Avion” set, but the imaginary suits Halloween very well, too. There’s old script, tickets and even a bird that can easily be turned into a crow! I used both black and white stamp ink to make the stamped images visible in different backgrounds.
These small cards also consist my two favorite ways to use Tattered Angel products – making splashes and creating a halo style mix of paint around the focal point. For these cards I mostly used the Glimme Glaze as its glimmering, thick texture suits this technique perfectly.
If you would like to swap one of these cards, please come visit me on my blog Paperiliitin or send me a mail! Wishing you a great day!
P.S. For more Halloween inspiration, visit the Halloween Look Book from Canvas Corp Brands!