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ETHP: Distress Crayons & Collage Medium ATC

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ETHP: Distress Crayons & Collage Medium ATC
Group:Exploring Tim Holtz Products
Swap Coordinator:choke (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:4
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:November 21, 2019
Date items must be sent by:December 16, 2019
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Start with a standard 2.5"x3.5" ATC base of any color.

Choose 4-5 (or more) pieces of ephemera that are either official idea-o-logy products, true vintage, or vintage reproduction look.

Lay your ATC on a non-stick surface and apply a layer of Distress collage medium with a brush. Place a piece of ephemera on the ATC and cover with another layer of Distress collage medium but change direction of your brush stroke. Continue placing ephemera in a collage style, follow by a layer of distress collage medium with opposite brush stroke...until all pieces are used and card is completely covered. On the final layer create brush strokes going up and down, left and right, diagonally, etc. Then allow to completely dry.

Once dry, apply a single color of distress crayon to the ATC and use finger to smudge around so that it gathers in the crevices created by brush strokes. The crayon medium should move pretty easily without water, if not then touch your finger to a wet wipe and try again. You do NOT want to add a spritz or even a drop of water to the ATC for this technique. Continue with as many colors of distress crayon as you like until you're happy with the result.

Make one ATC for one partner, sign the back with at least your username, title, and date. Send on time! If you are flaked on I will angel provided you have rated your partner a 1. Have fun!

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