I’m sharing a triptych tutorial today using Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). I make these every now and again, usually with a mix of inspirational stamps or quotes. Click on any photo to enlarge.
Xyron is launching several new products on the Xyron Facebook Page this week including the 3/8″ high-tack Adhesive Dots I used on this triptych. I will gladly vouch for the high-tack description… they are a nice strong adhesive.
Coloring the ATCs
I started my project by inking up three blank manila ATCs with stamps and stencils, using Ranger Distress Inks.
I pulled out some circle stamps and used paper punches to cut out the stamped images.
Applying the Adhesive Dots is as easy as touching the punched piece to the dot.
Some people call the application process a kiss. It’s far easier to “kiss” the dot with your paper and lift if off the roll than it would be to peel the dot off with your fingers and put it onto the paper. And of course, they are good for any shape, not just circles.
To turn these into a triptych, I just added black cardstock long enough to hold all three cards, and leave room for folding. I used my Xyron® Mega Runner to adhere the ATCs to a piece of black cardstock. No need to measure – a piece of 8.5″ wide cardstock is the perfect width.
Last step is to score the center spaces for easier folding.
If you’d like to learn more about the techniques I use working with Distress Inks, Dylusions Ink Sprays, Distress Stains and more…. check out my online class with Craftsy. It comes with lifetime access and a money-back guarantee! It’s called Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects. Newsletter subscribers receive an automatic discount code for the class, so sign up here for the newsletter if interested. Here’s a 2-minute preview video: