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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Little Book of ATC Background Techniques


earlier this year I joined a swap where we had to make ATC backgrounds using one technique and make 15 cards. At the end of the swap everyone got a little book of ATC background techniques idea book to use when you need some new ideas. Wow! I had no idea how many cool effects are out there..like burning glue...or dish soap on a painted surface...or coffee grounds (one of my favorites!)
To get a really good, up close picture of each ATC technique please go to our host blog Jenxo . She put all of these cards together for us and did all of the mailing! Stop by her blog and check out all of the techniques and all of the other bloggers who contributed!


These are the backs of the cards with the instructions


Here they are when they came in the mail...quite a collection! I can't wait to try out a few, like the paint covered marbles...or the melted crayon...or the fusible film....

9 comments:

Jenny said...

Aren't they awesome Wendy... I just love the little book I received too... and like you am amazed at the beautiful array of techniques... truly a little book of inspiration...

Jenny x

Lululiz said...

What an exciting swap, those ATC backgrounds are little works of art all by themselves.

Gaby Bee said...

What an amazing swap. These little cards look gorgeous!

Happy creating!
Gaby xo

Jenxo said...

wonderful arent they wendy and im dying to have a play too....ive been quietly waiting for them to wing around the world and its so nice to see all your posts... thanks for being a part of it :)

LuLu Kellogg said...

These are beautiful Wendy!!

Lesley said...

Oh Wendy, these look delightful. I was so happy to be in this swap. The first one was amazing being a new mixed media artist, I have referred to those a lot and now so many more to use. Have fun and hope you use and show us what you have done.
Lesley :)

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful swap, Wendy! Beautiful. I am sure you are so excited. I am off to check out the blogging tips. xo Diana

Michele said...

i'll be following your link to learn more. these background look incredible! thanks for sharing. xo

Melanie Statnick said...

These are so great! I would love to do somethng like this