Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Courage, Wisdom & Promise ATC's

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

In keeping with Challenge #54 - Mini Me I wanted to make one of my favorite mini forms of art...ATC's.  Ink Stained Roni here with a fun technique using Marabu Art Crayons.

It's always fun to play with new toys and I recently purchased a set of Marabu Art Crayons just to see what they would do and oh my...are they ever fun!  

I started off by rubbing different colored crayons directly onto my rubber stamps. 

I misted them with water and let it set for about 10 seconds or so.

I then pressed the watery stamp onto a piece of watercolor paper and let it set there for another 10-15 seconds to make sure the paper soaked up the color.

When I removed the stamp I was left with a really cool watery image as you can see.

I then stamped directly over the image using VersaFine Clair - Morning Mist (gray) to give the image some definition.

Next I scribbled some of the crayons around the images, spreading it around and blending them together with a waterbrush. 

After it had dried I used a white gel pen to add a bit of pen work surrounding the image, stamped & added the words and called them good!

It was fun to see how the colors from the stamp floated over the paper creating haunting and sometimes eerie colored images.

It was fun to choose the words for each first I was thinking heart, mind and soul but I wanted something a bit difference and settled upon these.

Hope my little cards inspire you to join in on the fun!!


Challenge #54 - Mini Me
June 1st- 14th

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  1. These are fabulous Roni, those crayons look like fun! xx

  2. Fabulous ATCs, Roni! Love the colors!


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