Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Woodland Fairy

Hey bloggers Rita Barakat here!
I love small things and today I have an ATC to share with you.

If you are not familiar an ATC it stands for Artist Trading Card, measuring at
 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, it is (usually mixed media) art on a little card.

What I love about this size is you can try something different, experiment new techniques,
it doesn't take a days to finish and it's cute!
Most people create them to trade in the mail - I have not done that,
I like my little creations and am thinking about doing something different with them.
(I am just not sure what that is yet! LOL!)

This card actually has lots of steps

Step 1.
The Woodland Fairy is stamped directly on the acrylic ATC.  ( I used StazOn ink.)

Step 2.
Once dry, on the back of the acrylic card I added a layer of Scrap Happy Glue to some of the sections of the wings and dress and allowed it to dry completely. When it was dry (it will be clear not white)
I added  my first color of glitter, and rubbed it in using a light pressure, remove any excess glitter, and go in with another color of  glitter.  Repeat step 2 with the other sections.

Step 3.
I cut a white piece of cardstock  for the backing and colored it with a yellow Gelato.
To apply, I drew on the surface and then spread the color with a wet paint brush.

Step 4.
I added another layer of glue on top of the glittered areas and allowed it to dry completely.*
When it was dry was able to attach it to the acrylic.  I used Gel medium in the corners to keep them from separating, next I added glitter on top before it dried.

Step 5.
I cut out a sentiment and glued it on top of the card.

*Because I am working with acrylic I can't use a heat gun and I have to wait for things to dry naturally, so I am usually working on several cards at once.

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Woodland Fairy
Ink:  StazOn- Black, Faber-Castell DMC - Gelatos
Paper:  White Cardstock, Acylic
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe '-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe' -You're So Fine Glitter

1 comment:

Karen T said...

cool technique with the glitter... works well with your special Woodland fairy!!