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Monday, March 14, 2016

Watercolored Bird Family ATC

Light pinks, and blue birds - I really like the vintage Spring feel this bird ATC ended up having.  I used one of the first stamping techniques I ever experimented with - masking.


Stamps Used: Bird Family, Bird Tabvla, and Postes Persanes

Using Archival Ink I stamped the Bird Family on the ATC.  Then I stamped it again on thin paper and cut it out to create a mask. I placed the cut out piece on top of the stamped image on the ATC and then stamped the  Bird Tavbla in brown onto the mask protecting the image on the ATC.  Then I stamped the Postes Persanes in the corner and started using my watercolors on the ATC. Nothing too tricky. The last thing I did was go around the edges of the card and scuff up the sides and little bit of the card with the brown ink.  

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Monday, October 12, 2015

A Flying SkullBat

Here's a spooky ATC that combines two stamps to make a new creature.  It is quick and easy to make...

To create this ATC you start by stamping some stars in orange on a white paper and the misting them.  Then ink up a piece of an old book with green ink and glue it onto the bottom half of the ATC.  Then go around the edges with black ink and stamp the screen stamp to create a spooky frame.  Then stamp, watercolor, and cut out the large bat.  Stamp the skull and then glue it onto the bat.  Then affix the SkullBat onto the ACT.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Altered Binder Book -up-cycled

Amy Lassiter has made a video tutorial on how to create an up-cycled Binder Book to store her ATCs. I'm going to show you how she featured some of our rubber stamps, but be sure you stop by her blog, sparklinggnome, so you can learn some of her mixed media tricks. This piece is just beautiful, as well as useful.  I love it!

Moving Gnome Family

Knitting Sue

Face Block

Thanks for visiting the 100 Proof Press blog today.  And I hope you venture on over to Amy's.  And incase you missed Amy's Owl-some block tower from our Artist Trading Block hop here is a link, you don't want to miss this creation!

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Butterfly ATC cards

Butterfly ATC Cards

Hello! Tina Walker here and welcome back to my 3rd and final Guest Designer project for September.

ATC cards are another favorite project design that I often create.  There is something about the small size that is not overwhelming.  I love creating them in three's, using the same design, but with different color palettes or sentiments. 

I wanted to create unique ATC cards, so I started my cards by painting a sheet of heavyweight cardstock with several shades of Shimmerz Inklingz.  Inklingz are a watercolor full of shimmer and goodness.

Once the Inklingz had dried, I added several stamps and doodles to my background.  This background by itself would have been beautiful for an Art Journal or Mixed Media scrapbook layout page.

I wanted to pull the stamping into the background, so I added a wash of watered down gesso over the entire page.  I applied the wash with my fingers for more control.

Once the wash was dry, I cut out my ATC cards (2.5x3.5in).  This is one of my favorite steps.  I love how different each card looks when cut out.  They are full of lit bits of goodness and fun.

I then stamped 3 sets of Moth wings (4220R) to heavyweight cardstock.  I fussy cut each one and added some Distress Ink to the edges.  (these are one of my fave stamps - Love them) I added them to an ATC background using foam tape for dimension. 

To finish each butterfly, I added several metal and wood embellishments, color customized to match the ATC card.  A final sentiment sticker to each and done!

I must admit, this is one of my favorite projects I've created recently.  I love the simplicity, yet elegance each card reflects.

Thanks for stopping by this month.  I'll see you next month with more creative inspiration.

100 Proof Press Stamps Used

Balance Sheet 5817

Number Set Block 5948

Wing 4220

Wing 4221

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Funky Ladies by Joy Northrop

Last post we had some stylin' men on the blog, and today it's the ladies' turn! Bow chica wow wow.  These ATCs were created by Joy Northrop, our current guest artist.  I truly enjoy her imagination.

Stamps Used: ostrich head, star cloud

Stamp Used : Twins

Stamps Used: French Woman, Hello, stars

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Stylin Men of 100 Proof Press

Here's a set of 4 funky ATC's guest artist Joy Holder Northrop collaged and stamped up.  I love the creativity and wit.  These are some seriously funky hip dudes.  Just brilliant!

Stamps Used: chain, air filter face

Stamps Used: Small Poe, Nevermore

Stamps Used: Tattoo Dude, heart (from Hello)

Stamps Used: Geodesic Shape, Albert with pipe, and brilliant

I don't know about you, but these ATCs really make me want to make some of my own collaged-men. Stay tuned the ladies are next in the creative collage lineup!

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