Swap-bot Time: June 23, 2017 8:41 am

Technique Tuesday ATC #5

Swap Coordinator:LizFinn (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:6
Number of people watching:9
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.98
Last day to signup/drop:July 5, 2017
Date items must be sent by:July 18, 2017
Number of swap partners:1

Hello fellow artists!

I'm always looking for inspiration and techniques to keep my art interesting and fresh. To that end, I've recently purchased a number of books about collage, paper crafting, printmaking, and mixed media, etc.

Two books that I HIGHLY recommend are:

101 Mixed Media Techniques (781600-683557)

101 More Mixed Media Techniques (781633-220539)

Each Tuesday I will introduce a new (to me at least) technique for us to use in our ATC. ATCs for this swap are free themed--you can do what you want--you just need to incorporate that week's technique in the making of your ATC.

I will provide basic instructions. You can Google if you need further clarification.

You will make ONE (1) ATC for one partner. You have two weeks from sign-up to mail your creation.

Of course your work needs to be 3.5 x 2.5 inches, STURDY back, and well done. Thought, creativity, and effort are appreciated. On the back of your ATC please indicate the name of your piece, swap name, your name, and date. While the ATC doesn't HAVE to be in a plastic sleeve, it does need to be protected and well packed. Be sure embellishments are well adhered.

So who's with me?


Supplies: duct tape, acrylic modelling paste, black gesso

Step 1. Using small pieces and ripped strips of duct tape, cover the edge of the ATC like a frame.

Step 2. Cover the entire surface with acrylic modelling paste using a spatula. Be sure all tape is covered.

Step 3. Allow paste to thoroughly dry. May take 24 hours if paste is thick.

Step 4. After dry, you may sand if you wish.

Step 5. Cover entire surface with black gesso making sure nothing shows through. Apply a second layer if necessary.

Step 6. Proceed with your ATC.

Here is a link to give you visuals:


There you have it!

Have fun.


susiescottsdale 06/19/2017 #

I love the magazine Cloth paper Scissors! They have such cool techniques, etc in them! Great idea for a swap!

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