Three Muses challenged me to create an Artist Trading Card with a 1920’s inspiration. Like my marvelous friend and talented artist, Annette Dragon, I often stray outside of the boundaries even when the boundaries are self imposed. The challenge was to make any type of art with a 1920’s theme and I chose the ATC as my format before I proceeded to violate one of the first rules of ATC creation by making mine 3-D and putting it on a stick.
Paper Temptress Card Stock: Star Dream Opal and Nero
Hero Arts G2812 Woman in Profile Artprints™ series rubber stamp
Designer Paper: K & Company
Old dictionary page, tiny green scrap
Bic Mark It™ coloring pens
Ranger Alcohol blending solution
EK Success water barrel brush (filled with blending solution)
Memories Black Ink
Copper & gold sewing thread
Sakura Gel Pens—white, pale blue, and copper
¼” black foam adhesive
Golden gloss gel medium
Process and Artistic Observations:
--I thought of this stamp immediately when I read the challenge. I love the flapper style hair on the model. Since the stamp is smaller than standard ATC size it was fun and easy to just create a backing matte from the gorgeous Nero card stock.
|Better view of card stock|
-Speaking of alcohol markersThe Bic Mark it™ pens glided beautifully over the paper and blended perfectly with alcohol blending solution.
-Technique used on the focal image of the design is stamped paper piecing. Stamp the image on several different styles and textures of paper and then cut out portions and glue them to the base stamped image. I used designer prints for the cut portions and colored those with markers as well.
-The paper pieces were applied with gel medium to allow more time for positioning before the adhesive dried. I also covered the image in a layer of the gel medium to give it more of an artsy appearance.
-The paper rose was created during my “blooming” flower obsession and saved for this project. See more about creating paper flowers in this article and on my web site.
-My friend and accomplished artist/instructor, Lynn Barwald and I love to joke about how everything is better on a stick. I used markers and gel pens to paint the wooden skewer in coordinating colors and sandwiched between the layers of the ATC for a fresh presentation.
Learn more about other great things you can do with finished ATC on my web site.