Swap-bot Time: June 21, 2021 12:33 pm

ATCA: Coffee, Anyone?

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Swap Coordinator:LahDeeDah (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:5
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:October 1, 2020
Date items must be sent by:October 15, 2020
Number of swap partners:1

I came across this video the other day and thought coffee staining would make interesting backgrounds and embellishments for ATCs. If you agree, please grab a cup of coffee and make a beautiful mess with me!

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  • Make one ATC for one partner using a background you have stained with coffee. Please feel free to experiment. The video is for inspiration only.

  • Your ATC must be the standard 2.5" X 3.5" size on a sturdy backing.

  • The methods and mediums you use to embellish your ATC are up to you. As always, though, please do not resort to simply slapping on a sticker or single piece of ephemera.

  • Please title your piece and write the title on the back along with your name and the date on which the ATC was created.

Have fun!

ETA: I've been playing with these backgrounds and have discovered that they can be fragile. I've had better results after spraying the surface with a workable fixative before doing anything else to it. This may not be necessary on all types of paper, though.


user6937 09/22/2020 #

Question - can we use the free printable that the author of the video provides?

LahDeeDah 09/23/2020 #

Thanks for asking that question. The fact that she offers printables went right over my head. My point was to experiment with coffee staining, so it's more of a process swap. Please stain the background yourself. I edited the first bullet point to reflect this.

user6937 09/29/2020 #

I don't drink it, and my husband has quit for a few days, so I'll bow out of this one. Thanks for the answer :)

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