Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wings ATCs

Making ATC's for a mixed media trade entitled 'Wings', I have this gorgeous Lucine moth from Designs by Ryn, so have created my night sky to showcase this gorgeous creature. 
The moth is stamped in coffee archival ink and sponged with frayed burlap distress ink. The wings are stamped on vellum with coffee archival ink, them embossed in Wow pearl white embossing powder. Can you see the shimmer and how the brown still shows through but it's changed - I love it. A close up : 
I used my copics to color the back of the moth, in a blue and a mustard color. So you get some color showing through the vellum.

For the background of the ATC I added molding paste with a pallet knife, when it was still wet I pushed some of those little tiny pops into the paste. When this was dry I was still a bit worried about them coming off so added a layer of gel medium. Then I sprayed with dylusions inks. When it was dry I sanded the top a little to expose some of the pops, and added some splashes of white acrylic paint.

The wording was very exciting .... I got myself a manual typewriter. Woot woot. Years ago I remember going to night classes to learn to type, but its been such a long time. I will have to get used to it again. So I used it for the wording and LOVED it, here is my new beauty : 

I hope the recipients like their ATC's, and I also entered this ATC into Ryns monthly challenge :)

Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. Hey Nikki, so neat that you got a typewriter! I rescued an antique one from my grandparents house and have it at home. No idea how to get it into working condition but happy to have it. I would love to use it in my art as you have. Thanks for sending in this lovely post. Looks like you made a great textured sky for Lucine. Great to hear from you as always!

  2. Love your ATC. You will use your typewriter very often as it is so much easier then printing with the computer...
    Corrie x


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