Experimenting with paper, inks, stamps, paints, fabrics, stitches, metal..........

Experimenting with paper, inks, stamps, paints, fabrics, stitches, metal..........

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Under the Sea ATC Swap

After meeting some ATC swappers a few weeks ago and discussing some of the swap groups that are on-line, I have joined a Facebook swap group ATC Swap UK.  There is a monthly swap with a theme, for July, and my first swap with this group, the theme is 'Under the Sea'. 

My artist trading cards have already gone off in the post and are on Facebook in an e-scrapbook layout, along with some of the other 'Under the Sea' cards received so far for this months swap by the organiser.

I used Distress Inks in a number of colours; pine needles, faded jeans, broken china, evergreen bough, iced spruce, frayed burlap, mustard seed and spiced marmalade.  The background colour was applied with foam, sprayed lightly with water and larger water drops were flicked over and dried with heat gun.  All images were stamped in permanent black ink and watercoloured using the Distress Inks. 

The effect of seaweed was stamped with parts of swirl, flourish and tree stamps in permanent black and blue and green Distress Inks.  Bubbles were then stamped in green and blue Distress Ink around the focal image.

'Under the Sea' was written in dark grey fine tipped marker around the seaweed and to finish, glitter, in a variety of colours was applied to the fish, shells, turtle, seahorse and mermaid.

I am really looking forward to what cards I will get sent in return, sometime in the next few weeks and can't wait for the next swap.

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