As I write this post today my heart is with the people on the east coast in the Carolinas and Virginia as hurricane Florence pounds the shoreline. Living in Florida for almost seventeen years now I have been through six memorable hurricanes, one was the month of my wedding and I know the emotional and physical strain these events put on a person. So before I begin, thoughts and prayers with the people of the Carolina’s and all those affected by this storm.
On this Monday I thought I would start your week out with a little shimmer. I am in an ATC (Artist Trading Card) group on facebook. Each month there is a prompt and we can sign up to swap a trading card and share a few treasures from our stash. For this card, the theme was “Bippity Boppity”, so I ran with that. To make the card I used the following:
- A piece of watercolor paper (heavyweight) cut to 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
- I did a layer of Distress oxide on top of the card in Antique Linen and Seedless Preserves
- I pulled out a girl doll from the Tim Holtz Paper doll collection.
- I colored her using my Big Brush Pitt Pens in Cobalt Green, Magenta Bright, and LIght Flesh.
- I dried everything well with my Ranger Heat Tool
- I went back over the girls dress using a VersaMark Pen (Embossing Pen) and I applied from SparkleNSprinkle an Indian Spark (light blue) embossing powder. Them I used my embossing gun to set the powder.
- I then decided the background on the card needed some sparkle as well.
- I used the Technique Junkies “Stencil Rings” stamp with Versamark embossing pad to add circles to the background. I then used the Ranger Ink Bridal Tinsel white embossing powder over it with my heat gun to set.
- I then took out my quote from Dyan Reaveley I cut into strips. I edged the quote pieces with my Big Brush Pen in Cobalt Green.
- I went around the edge of the AT with my Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide to pull all the blue’s together.
- I applied my quote pieces first with glue that didn’t stick to the embossing, so I used foam adhesive dots.
and that was it! A fun way to alter your Tim Holtz paper dolls!
You can see the process video here: Altered Tim Holtz Paper Doll ATC
Here are some close-ups of the card:
One of the things I love about working on ATC’s is the limits the size puts on what you do. Trying to create art is such a confined area is a really great way to again get out of your comfort zone and test the boundaries of what you can do. Plus it is fun to have these mini pieces of art go off into the world and bring a smile to someone’s face.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Dust off those Tim Holtz Paper Doll’s and let’s have a play!
As always listed below are the list of supplies I used to create this page. Some are affiliate links, some are not. Any items bought thru the
affiliate links help support my Youtube channel and blog. I am not paid to promote these items, these are items I grab and use anyway,
so it’s just a little-added bonus that allows me to create and share with you.
Tsukineko VersaMaker Watermark Pen for Embossing
Tsukineko VersaMark Small Inkpad
Distress Oxide- Peacock Feathers
Distress Oxide- Antique Linen
Distress Oxide- Seedless Preserves
Tim Holtz Idea-ology- Paper Dolls (Note: packs vary)
Ranger Ink Embossing Powder Bridal Tinsel
Faber-Castell Pitt Big Brush Artist Pens
Cobalt Green 156, Magenta Bright 228, Light Flesh 132
Sticky Thumb Adhesive Dimensional Foam Dots
Indian Spark Embossing powder
Stencil Rings Stamp