March ATC Swap

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Hey Oddballs!  Have you started your ATC’s yet for the Oddball Art Artist Trading Cards Swap?  I just got mine finished and thought I would share with you my process for this Month’s Itsy, Bitsy, Teeny Weeny ATC Theme.

EK Gorman, Oddball Art ATCs bTo start off, I printed out my three digital images, IMG164 Purdy Butterfly IMG233 Big Eyed BaxterIMG309 Toadstool House No. 1 onto some card stock.  I printed them super tiny this month to help fit the theme.  I then colored them in using my Prismacolor colored pencils.  Then I cut out the images, leaving only a slight white edge around things.

EK Gorman, Oddball Art ATCs aFor the base of my ATCs, I trimmed up some watercolor paper to 2.5″x3.5″.  Using some distress stain (which I haven’t played with in FOREVER), in Picket Fence, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, and Twisted Citron, I smudged up the paper.

EK Gorman, Oddball Art ATCs dI thought I would play around with some effects mediums this month, so each card got a different treatment along the bottom of the ATC.  Here I used a little Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint.

EK Gorman, Oddball Art ATCs eThis one got some Finnabair Patina Effect paste.

EK Gorman, Oddball Art ATCs fAnd finally this one got both some Cornflower Blue Mouse and some Blue Topaz glimmer Paste.  Both products are made by Tonic Nuvo and were added on using a palette knife.

EK Gorman, Oddball Art ATCs iThe card with the crackle paste got some Liquid Applique heat set to make puffy snow for its background effect.

EK Gorman, Oddball Art ATCs hThe Pintana card got doused with some Copper Mica Powder (that was then rubbed into paper with a little water) for its background.

EK Gorman, Oddball Art ATCs gAnd the Nuvo card got splattered with some watered down Perfect pearls.

Finally, each card’s edges got rubbed down with a Distress Oxide Pad.  I used Peacock Feathers, Lucky Clover and Twisted Citron.

EK Gorman, Oddball Art ATCs nEach Card finally got a sentiment from a Tim Holtz sentiment pack.  This one says “For we Carry the Heavens with Us”.

EK Gorman, Oddball Art ATCs oThis one says “And the Night is Pierced with Stars.”

EK Gorman, Oddball Art ATCs mAnd Finally, “Promise me one thing,” (this sentiment scares the snot out of me coming from a cat, because lets be honest, that promise could be ‘promise me you will always pet me’ to ‘promise me you will sacrifice other humans in my name.”

EK Gorman, Oddball Art ATCs pAnd finally, here are all three together!

Thanks for peaking in today to see how I created these three ATCs for the Oddball Art Swap.  Want to join in, then head over to Oddball Art Facebook Page to get more information.

Need some Digital Stamps to Play with, then use the code DTEK10 to get 10% off your entire purchase in the Oddball Art Store.

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