I beleive art is healing.when I draw I relax. I'm happy when a doodle is finished.Then I start a new one.no frustrations.this active relax recently is my main summer "spare-time"activity.Just pencils and paper.Taken everywhere.

marți, 22 februarie 2011

how to make an atc card

if a week ago i was v unfamiliarized with the meaning of an atc card,now that i had a great chance to hold more in my hands i know that my idea i was working silently last week is suitable and worth of trying ,especially if you like to recycle. belive me i have tones of "wasted"material that i still consider useful.like this "milka"chocholate wrapping...this is the first one i grabed from the pile of papers.yummmm.

so,first you eat all the chocholate,then cut out the places that has smooth surface(no dimples) and use an exacto knife(cutter) and tracing graph paper(calc) to make the required size (6.4 cm/8.9cm).that paper is just great.i found out the all my rulers had unproportioned centimeters !!!

for allowing a little writting at the back of your card as you have to sign it (title,date,signature eventually)use a bit of sand paper and scretch the area.i was very contented with the result...loved to see how those little clouds got personality :)

i studied a bit the wrapping papers inside and it is a bit more waxed,but still allowes marker and good for pencil as a regular atc card.

now the pictures that worth more than any words...

this little card i've finished last night is already sealed with matt spray varnish bought for my paper mache stuffs with acrylic finish.it is also suitable for protecting the cards,dries fast and doesn't smudges the ink and marker.
now, going further i am making card sleeves from heavy wrapping paper.it may not be very neat but it holds and protects the cards perfectly.it measures about 10 gramms :)

4 comentarii:

  1. WOWOWOW!!!
    This is a great post!
    This ATC thing is spreading amongst Zentanglers!! I'd like to see lots of Zentangle ATCs!!! :)
    Thanks for sharing, dear

  2. Great workshop! Splendid ideas…

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