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Kindness and Confetti

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Sequin confetti, of course!  Hi, Laura here today with a bunch of ATC’s.  I am taking part in a swap you see… 52 cards themed ‘Love, Kindness and Hope’ and in return, I get 52 cards from all over the world made by different artists.

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I start with a master board – a big piece of watercolour paper that will eventually be cut down to size.  I made three sheets with different colours using mainly Shimmerz sprays in different finishes.  I added some stencilling with Dazzlerz paste for some texture.

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Next, I moved on to the fun bit – filling up 52 little glassine bags with sequin confetti.  I won’t list all of the sequin mixes I used as there are far too many!  You can find them all here!

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I printed out the phrase “throw kindness around like confetti” and trimmed them down to small slips of paper.  I have all my elements ready now so I set up my sewing machine.  I picked a background, a glassine bag of confetti and a sentiment slip and ran them through my sewing machine on a straight stitch.

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It was good fun whizzing them all through not having to worry about straight lines!

ATCThey’ve now been parcelled up and posted and the tricky bit begins… I have to wait for them to be swapped and posted back!  I’m not very good at waiting!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Laura

Mixed Media ATC’s with Laura

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Hi Chaps, Laura here today with some more ATC’s.

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These were made on some regular cardstock with inks, gelatos and, of course, Shimmerz.  I added some brush lettering sentiments hand written on some scraps of watercolour paper.  I find the Shimmerz products work well for brush lettering – it is just a matter of adding the right amount of water to get a nice inky consistency.

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I added a few sequins from Crushin On Purple and picked out a couple of blue sequins from Hot Right Now.

Thanks for stopping by,

Laura

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ATC’s with Laura

 

Mixed Media Mania

Hi Folks!  Laura here today to share some recent ATC’s…

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ATC’s – or artists trading cards – are usually small pieces of art (64mm x 89mm) swapped between artists.  Rather than working on a small scale to begin with I work on a larger sheet to make my mixed media backgrounds.  For me this is just playing with watercolours or Shimmerz, acrylics, modelling pastes etc until something starts to form.  Then when I get an idea, I follow it!

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This batch of cards use quite a few SpiegelMom Scraps products.  In the background I have used some Shimmerz colourings and dazzlerz.  My feature embellishment on some of the cards are the gorgeous Birds of a Feather Felties is Aqua/Blues and Green/Rust.  And of course I cannot make anything without using sequins – I’ve used some from green machine and some from lucky charm.

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

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Hello Spring ATCs by Lea

Busy week and after the splendid experience in collaboration with Jen (I love her cut and printable file),  here I am with a new project.
I made four ATC in which I still used Floral cut file by Jen.
I painted the canvas  with black gesso: the next step was to create an iridescent accent with Shimmerz paint, Tutti Frutti and Sea U in the morning, using a stencil.

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Then I used  portions of the floral cut file that I placed on each mini card, I added the simple colored thread, a few pieces of different patterned papers. This has created the basis to place the four butterflies, one on each ATC. Butterflies, different from each other, are printed with black archival ink on  watercolor paper and then painted with watercolors. I then added small portions of gold doily, beautiful  Gold Sweethearts Confetti sequins and Gold Sturdust sequins.

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I splatter various colors, black white pink turquoise and gold, and as a final touch, I wrap randomly each butterfly with white thread and insert the stamped title by adding a little thick at the base.

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Have fun, xoxo