Swap-bot Time: August 11, 2020 2:53 am

THC: 10 step ATC Challenge #12

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Group:Tim Holtz Challenges
Swap Coordinator:choke (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:2
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:October 25, 2018
Date items must be sent by:November 12, 2018
Number of swap partners:1

You will send one partner one ATC which you make using the following steps. Some steps require specific TH (Ranger? :-P) material to be used and are in bold text so be sure you have them!

1 Grab one solid black ATC blank that will stand up to getting wet..

2 Choose one of your favorite stamp(s) that you like to color but has more thick lines than thin.

3 Use clear embossing ink to stamp the image(s) onto the ATC.

4 Immediately cover in black embossing powder and heat to melt the powder. This could of course be done using black soot embossing powder if you have it! Just make sure you fully set the powder and wipe away the release crystals.

~Get a small cup of clean water and a fine detail, a small and a medium sized paintbrush~

5 Choose any Ranger Liquid Pearl color that you want to use to color your image and put a small bit on your non-stick craft mat, in my experience a little goes a LONG way!

6 Dip the small paintbrush in the clean water and work it into the liquid pearl on your mat. You want it watered down so that the embossed image will resist it but thick enough that you can still see the color. I find it best if I mix just the edge of my paint and pull away from the blob so I can get different levels of consistency.

7 Once your liquid pearl paint is ready, paint away! Careful not to cover up your embossed image too much, when needed take a dry cloth or even a q-tip and very lightly blot the image to uncover it.

8 Repeat steps 5-7 with as many colors of Ranger Liquid Pearls as you'd like until your entire ATC is painted

9 Let air dry.

10 Attach a sturdy backing to your ATCs which includes at least the ATC title, your username, and date. Send your ATC to your partner.

I hope to host more of these but need to know what TH products everyone owns, so please comment on this thread.

If you have any questions, sending a pm is the quickest way to reach me. I do try to check for comments on my swaps but sometimes I am not timely :-/

If there any issues with your partner following steps please inform @choke before rating down. I think it is common sense that there is always a chance that the steps were misinterpreted so some graciousness should be allowed here.

As always I will angel if you are flaked on but only if you have rated your partner a 1.


splendorpursuit 10/19/2018 #

I didn’t even realize that we could use liquid Pearls as a paint, that’s awesome. :) I will be signing up for more swaps in late November, as I will be participating in a writing challenge all month. Sounds fun tho!

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