Happy Veteran's Day to all of our service men and women! Not just today, but EVERY DAY, I solute YOU and YOUR FAMILIES for your service and many sacrifices. I am thankful I live in a land where opportunities and available to me daily and I feel protected from harms way from people/nations that do not necessarily agree with our practices. ::breaks off into song:: :Proud to be an American::
As for my project today, the images I acquired here, are from Google's free image gallery. I first began with creating a sheet of handmade paper with the Arnold Grummer Paper Mill Kit. More supplies and instructions to create awesome paper can be found on the main site here. I also added some gold dust metallic inclusions that shredded quite well and distributed nicely. Below is a picture of the paper before I turned it into an artist trading card (ATC).
I would also like to add that I did lightly coat the ATC with some matte medium to kind of treat the paper to accept the images and any other any additional colors I wanted to add to the paper. I used my Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals (Autumn Leaves) and a few Neocolor 2s to color. The colors are intense enough and both require very little water to move color in the small space. Using too much water would weaken the fibers of the newly made papers. I had fun creating these and then placing them in my clear ATC cover found here. I plan to drop them in the mail to a few veterans I am thinking of, whose addresses I have.
I also want to take a moment to express gratitude on behalf of our design team here at Arnold Grummer for the very generous donation of ribbons and trims from the folks over at the Ribbon Resource. I am very excited to see more of the up and coming projects, during the holiday season, utilizing our gifts. The ribbons and trims gifted to us can be seen on a pinterest board I specifically created for them here. You will be able to click on the picture of interest and then again to go to the website for more details.
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