Today, I'm sharing another project created with the outstanding Scraps of Darkness July Kit Gypsy Summer. I decided to venture into the world of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) using the awesome Digital Collage images included in the July kit! I have never made an ATC before and am still trying to 'figure them out' - but I had a great time making these and love how the full project looks as a wall hanging!
Gabrielle Polacco's baking soda recipe; however, I substituted black acrylic craft paint for the white paint and added some Ranger Perfect Pearls pigment (Charcoal colour) too. I used the Crafter's Workshop Mini Grandma's Lace Doily Stencil with the texture paste to frame the faces of the images. Once the stenciled areas had dried, I dry-brushed the tops with Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Emperor's Gold. I used the kit's pom-pom ribbon (coloured black with Dylusions in Black Marble) and the beaded trim and some gold lace from my stash along the bottom edges of the cards. Here is a close-up of each of the ATCs.