By Bernie Berlin
A world-wide phenomenon, Artist buying and selling playing cards (ATCs) are the fashion between all kinds of creatives. utilizing a number of mediums and methods, artists and crafters drawing from a variety of pursuits and adventure create and exchange those unique artworks. With this publication, readers will locate the instruments they want create their very own ATCs and subscribe to the thrill. It comprises: a spectrum of recommendations for making playing cards, university, portray, steel operating, stamping, and extra; guide and concepts for making albums to shop playing cards; and, feedback for fostering a group of friendship, strategy sharing and card buying and selling. With extra artists growing playing cards than ever and easy-to-find fabrics on hand in any craft shop, ATCs are greater than only a fad and ''Artist's buying and selling playing cards Workshop'' makes the best better half for a person drawn to this scorching artwork development.
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Feel free to use more than one color. Rebecca Zuniga Gloria Page 55 glass-like resin You can use this technique to put a finishing touch on a collaged card, or you can apply it to a simple backdrop of acrylic or watercolor. The melted powder makes the color behind it appear glass-like and vibrant, and if you stamp into it, the stamped impression leaves a dull softness that is the perfect contrast. I like to use a stamp that’s large enough to cover the entire card, but smaller images or phrases would work just as well.
It’s okay if you paint over some of the pen lines—you can go back over them later, if you wish. Don’t be afraid to try changing things like the shape of the hair or the design in the background. Finally, tidy up any areas that need redefining with the black pen and embellish the card with opaque markers or paint pens. Peter Hollinghurst 29 Kim Rae Nugent Angela Cartwright Maria Lamb Claudine Hellmuth 30 Angela Cartwri ght Corey Moortgat Jamie Markle Peter Hollinghurst 31 nevr-dull This is a technique that I learned in a class with Gail Russakov, and I have been hooked on it ever since!
4 Apply Layers of Paint Soften the edges of the paper pieces with a bit of gesso. Now you can paint over the card with washes of color. Pounce with a denser consistency of paint in the string areas to work in the paint. I like to work with about three close-in-value colors at a time. 39 Reiny Rizzi Barbe Saint John Lyn Cardinal s Linda Wood 40 Peter Hollinghur st Eunice Timoney Raven na Maria Lamb Katie Kendrick 41 p aper e u s tis Tissue paper is very versatile and inexpensive. There are many things you can do with it, such as squish, layer, paint, tear and distress it.