I have some vintage ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) using Deep Red Stamps to share today.
The first one uses the Grunge Stars and Stripes stamp. I colored the back of the stamp with blue and red distress markers and sprayed it with water before stamping it onto this ATC base from Ranger Industries. I decided not to use that ATC base for my base and instead cut the piece down to the size of the flag. The red cardstock that I did use for the base is from Stampin Up and it has been heavily sprayed with Krylon gold glitter spray.
The Victorian alphabet playing card embellishment is a sticker by Melissa Frances. The words (USA and the other says Freedom) were a digital freebie from Memory Works with Simple Stories. The star is a button that I sanded the top with an emery board. I inked it and all the other pieces with Vintage photo distress ink.
This next one is very involved. Here's what it looks like all finished.
To get there I first had to experiment with what colors of ink will show my stamping best on a sewing pattern. Here are my results:
1.) Stamp - Crochet Background
2.) Left stamp is Esprit Parfumerie and to the right is Damask Background
3.) Stamp - Ville de Saint Denis
4.) Stamp - Esprit Parfumerie
5.) Stamp - Damask Background
6.) Stamp - French Swirls background
7.) Stamp - Crochet Background
8.) Stamp - Ville de Saint Denis
9.) Stamp - Ville de Saint Denis
I used #5 & #6 on the ATC to the left and #2 along with some Crochet backgrounds stamped in Chocolate Chip for the ATC on the right.
To make the background of the ATC I need to start by saying this, I have a container of Mod Podge gloss by Plaid that I've never really known what to do with it. I went online and Googled it for ideas on what it's used for none of which seemed to appeal to my project.
So I took the sewing pattern paper that had been stamped and ripped them into small pieces. I painted the base paper, which was a piece packaging, with the Mod Podge using a sponge brush. I crumpled up the paper and layered them onto the base randomly but with the edges of the pattern sticking up. On top of that layer of messy sewing pattern paper, I put down another layer of Mod Podge and layered more paper until I was out of that color. I finished with one more layer of Mod Podge before putting them to the side to dry over night. I wish I would have taken a picture of the bases before adding all the other things on top of it but was exhausted by the whole process that it slipped my mind.
The woman stamp is called Victorian Evening Dress that I stamped with black ink by Hero Arts on Strathmore watercolor paper. I colored her in with distress inks and a water pen and hand cut her out. I added an oval journal and the clock die cut by The Girls' Paperie. The words are stickers by Pebbles and Creative Imaginations. The metal corners are unknown.
Last one. The music paper is pretty but I wanted to do a little bit more with it. I used a stencil by Tim Holtz that reminded me of music gauges on older tape players. I added the distress inks with a blending tool in random areas. I cut the piece down to the size of an ATC and inked the edges with more distress ink.
I stamped the Vintage 45 Record stamp onto similar colored cardstock with Hero Arts Charcoal colored ink and cut them out with the Creative Memories circle cutting system. I colored in the word Sun and the rays on the record with SU watercolor colored pencils. I inked the edges with distress ink. The tickets are die cuts by Maya Road. The words on the left ATC are stickers by Stickibilities and Crayola. On the right ATC, the word Play is die cut by K and Co and the sticker (on) is by Creative Imaginations.
After I put the ATC together, I stepped back and thought that it looked too clean. I took out my fancy sanding tool (an emery board) and sanded everything down so it didn't look so clean.
That's all for right now. Coming up I do have a bunch of stuff to share with you. My absence from blogging was taken for me to do a little soul searching as to why I blog the things I make. I won't bore you with my thoughts but I will say I am back.
Thanks for stopping by.