Saturday, January 25, 2014

Year of the Horse 2014 - ATC

Hi all Debbie Buckland here again…

Did you know that the Chinese new year in 2014 is the Year of the Horse?
I love the Chinese ink paintings - very fascinated with them and i have an old love to original concept of Artist Trading Cards (ATC) - which were paintings now they have evolved into other forms of art like collage and mini scrapbook pages. They are art on a 2.5 x 3.5" pieces of card.

The perfect envelope that these can be posted in is in the #375 Medium Template collection pack:
This is also sold separately as  #354 invitation and thank you card














When I was making my sheets of paper I used the template in the frame so when the paper was made it was instantly that shape - no cutting or measurements needed!

I also cut my ATC card from some thick card I recycled from a cereal box.

The easy fold guide was used with a bone folder to get crisp folds once the paper was dry and I started decorating…
The pocket had to be made first of course… That is about 1/4 inch smaller than the bottom folded panel but large enough to accommodate the ATC

Just like this (sorry no measurements as I tend to eyeball everything)








I then use my versa mark pad to ink the
edges of my ATC and envelope with gold and heat emboss.













I also then use gesso to prep the front of my ATC for my artwork.

















I then stamped up the front of the envelope…













Then I decorated the pocket then inside of envelope and stuck the pocket into the envelope. By putting double sided tape on three edges.


















this is the envelope folded up back view
(sorry can't show you my address )

- Sealing the envelope: all I did was put double sided tape under the flap leaving the sides open.









This is the front view ready for the address to the recipient…













and this is my ATC that is enclosed:
On the back of the ATC has
Title of the art work: Asian Style Horse
Mediums used: fabercastell pitt artist pen and copic C7
Who drew it: Me
Description: year of the horse is 2014
My blog: artycrafty.wordpress.com









So Yea I have tried sticking to the look and feel of Chinese art. Hope I succeeded. ;)
Well thats all from me for now….
Have a fab time making your ATC's and posting them to friends randomly like I do…

All the best
Debbie B




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