New Info on ATCs:
Check out my online mixed media art workshop called All About Artist Trading Cards & Artist Trading Coins (All About ATCs for short!) All the details are right here.
Distress Ink ATC Tutorial
Welcome! I'm celebrating National Craft Month today with a tutorial on making some colorful artist trading cards (ATCs) :
Next I stamped my focal images with Distress Ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. My last step was to ink around the edges of each card with the Black Soot Distress Ink and then repeat the embossing process on the edges. I keep my embossing powder in a Tupperware container so I can dip the card straight in and have space to tap the excess powder off without wasting any of it.
Here's a shot of the finished cards as well as the supplies used. The focal image stamps are all from Paper Artsy.
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And here are the individual artist trading cards:
If you'd like to see more of what I do with Distress Inks, check out my Craftsy class, Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects. The class has lifetime access and you can watch it as many times as you like, whenever and wherever you like. You can see a 2-minute preview video below: