Monday, July 11, 2011

Text Background ATC's

This months swap theme for ATC's over on UK Stampers Forum is 'use some text as a background' so I made these three collage style ATC's as my offering.

The text backgrounds come from an old book featuring various styles of text over the centuries.  I simply tore out the page (did I say that?) and then adhered it to the ATC card blank and when dry trimmed round the ATC.

Each of the backgrounds were tinted with Distress inks and cut'n'dry foam, I used worn lipstick, old paper, walnut stain, aged mahogony and victorian velvet.

Various adhesions were used to decorate each ATC in the form of stickers, postage stamps, images, borders and plates.  I used the townscape TH 'on the edge' die to make a heavy acetate template and stencilled through it at the base of each ATC.


I used my trusty black Posca pen to outline some of the elements.  Just love those pens !!


The only stamping was with a small swirl stamp (?) and vintage sepia Versafine ink.  Each ATC was edged with Inka gold applied roughly with my finger and I definately could have been nicknamed 'Gold Finger' after that !

Sid xx

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  1. Great ATCs Sid, love the middle one with the boy

  2. Beautiful ATCs, and so many details to take in too :)

  3. Fab set of ATCs, love the use of the postage stamps!

  4. These are great Sid, love all the detail.

  5. Loving your style Sid, so creative:-)

  6. I love ATC´s and these are very beautiful.


  7. Three lovely atc's and thanks for the reminder of something I love - text backgrounds.

  8. Great ATC's Sid,love the photo's they are so crisp and clear. I love to use old stamps too


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