Artist Trading Cards [ATC for short] are little pieces of art contained on a "card" the size of 2½×3½. These can be made out of anything. I have plans this year to try to make ATCs in an effort to broaden my creativity. Today I present to you an ATC comprised of my favorite things! I hope you enjoy!
|Favorite Things ATC--felting, steampunk, Amazing Mold Putty|
Terri Sproul Mixers, and Sizzix Dies--these are a few of MY favorite things!
|I began the construction of my ATC by die cutting from felt the|
ATC base, gears, hearts and other potential items that I might
need in the construction of my ATC.
|I then also die cut foam core board to use for making my mold.|
|I rolled out a large piece of putty after combining Part A and Part B.|
I pressed the foam core die cuts into the putty and went over them
with my brayer pushing putty to enable an even pour of resin.
|The completed molds looked like this. They were perfect for|
pouring the white Amazing Casting Resin. I also practiced with
some Creative Paperclay that I will use for a future project. These
steampunky molds will get quite the workout!
|I added the felt components to the felt ATC base|
by needle felting them.
|Prior to pouring the casting resin, I dusted my molds with bronze|
Metallic Powder by Allumilite. It provide this matte finish to my
The elements were then trimmed and added to my felt ATC with hot glue.The edges that were revealed by cutting the resin were touched with more Allumilite and lacquer
I adore how My Favorite Things ATC turned out. The elements that can be molded and casted are virtually unlimited!! I can't wait to make more "die cut" molds and create accessories for all of my crafty needs!! stay tuned...