Hi, everyone! I am excited to share an ATC (Artist Trading Card) project, using canvas and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® for a letterpress technique! The colors from the Gelatos are so vibrant against the canvas - it really makes my ATC pop!
First I colored the canvas base with Butterscotch, Tangerine and Red Cherry Gelatos. After misting the colors, I blended them with my fingers to create an ombre look (graduation of color - shading of color tones from dark to light).
When the canvas was almost dry, I letterpressed it using Spellbinders® M-Bossabilities™ Regal Folder (side B). I colored the raised area of the folder with Chocolate Gelatos, placed the color sided down and embossed through my Grand Calibur® machine.
I cut the canvas with ATC die #4 (the smallest die being #1) and to support its back, I cut/embossed thin chipboard and patterned paper with the same ATC die. Adhered all and edge with Chocolate Gelatos to create a finished look.
I highlighted the die cut with Gold Champagne Gelatos, adhered to the ATC base and trimmed. The Cattails die cut was placed on the left side of the window.
"Fall" from JustRite Papercraft® Autumn Vintage Labels Three Clear Stamps was stamped with Black Stamper's Big Brush Pen on the Petite Labels One die cut. These Big Brush Pens are India ink base which is odorless, crisp to stamp with and waterproof/archival safe!
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft - Butterscotch, Tangerine, Red Cherry and Chocolate Gelatos and Black Stamper's Big Brush Pen
JustRite Papercraft Stamps – Autumn Vintage Labels Three Clear Stamps
Spellbinders Creative Arts - S2-002 Cattails, S2-026 Window Three, S3-205 Petite Labels One, S3-208 ATC and EL-002 Regal
Cardstock - Darice
Patterned Papers - Authentique Paper (Harvest Collection)
Canvas - Canvas Corp.
Adhesives - ScraPerfect (Best Glue Ever) and SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L® (3D Foam Squares and 12 x 12" Adhesives Sheet)
I hope this project inspires you to bring out those Gelatos and create some seasonal ATCs! Try the letterpress technique - so EASY and so much FUN! Thanks for stopping by!
Margie Higuchi Residing in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago with my husband and our two teenage boys, I enjoys different types and styles of paper crafting from creating scrapbook pages to making cards to dabbling in mix media! I have been fortunate to have been a product designer, a design team member on several craft manufacturer and scrapbook retailer teams, published artwork and articles in several online and print magazines in the U.S. and overseas. I am thrilled to be a part of the Design Memory Crafts Guest Design Team! Their products and colors are amazing – it is SO EASY to showcase them!