Hi, Karen here sharing a fun and quick way to create ATCs using The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils.
I love creating ATCs. ATCs are easy to work with due to size and awesome to trade. They make beautiful mini pieces of art and perfect for expressing your art form in various ways. Using stencils make this process super easy. I’m including a tutorial below that enables you to create 10 ATCs using 1 sheet of 8 ½ x 11 cardstock, stencils, and ink.
Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW470) Geometric Art Layers, Kasia’s Letters (TCW492)
White Cardstock: (2) 8 ½ x 11
Ink Sprays (Dylusions)
Step 1: Randomly apply washi tape to cardstock.
Step 2: Apply coat of Gesso to washi taped cardstock.
Step 3: Place stencil on cardstock and spray ink. The pattern will transfer to the cardstock. I used colors: vibrant turqoiuse, pure sunshine, and squeezed orange.
Step 4: While the ink is still on the surface of the stencil, place an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of cardstock on top of the stencil. Notice the negative inked imprint that results. Add another sheet to make use of the remaining loose ink on the suface. Note: The additional sheets create new prints for future projects or atcs.
Step 5: Continue adding various ink colors and patterns using your stencils to add more interest to your art. I used Dylusions funky fuchsia.
Step 6: Use tags to absorb additional loose ink on top of stencil. Let dry.
Step 7: Turn cardstock to portrait view and trim (2) 2 ½ cuts creating strips. After cutting 2 strips at 2 ½ you will have (1) strip remaining that measures 3 ½ x 11.
Step 8: Turn 2 ½ cardstock strip to landscape view and trim at 3 ½. Repeat for each 2 ½ strip. Trim the 3 ½ strip to 2 ½ creating the ATC size.
Step 9: Using black gelatos, edge ATCS.
Step 10: Continue accenting as desired.
ATCs by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW470) Geometric Art Layers, Kasia’s Letters (TCW492); Cardstock: Core’dinations; Ink: Ranger; Gesso, Gelatos: Faber Castell; Other: Washi Tape
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3 thoughts on “Quick and Easy ATCs using TCW Stencils”
I’m new and don’t know what ATCs are.
Hey Judith, ATCs are Artist Trading Cards. 🙂 Many artists create these using a variety of techniques and swap them.
GREAT IDEA! thank you for the inspiration Karen!