Hope everyone is having a good week! Hels and I have come up with another Recipe Challenge so we wanted to share it! Here's the list of ingredients:
- Master Board large enough to cut down to 9 ATC's (each ATC is 2.5" x 3.5")
- All 9 ATC's will be mounted on a base (approx 8" x 11") and hung with a "clippy hanger" - you know - a hanger with clips on it!
- Textured background
- Ink sprays
- Hand stamped sentiment
- Tape (washi or other)
- Embellishments of choice
We both really wanted our project to have that "WOW" factor - I'm not so sure mine has much "WOW" - but I'm still happy with it... here it is... sorry the pix are a bit dim... I waited too long to take them and the light was just *awful*... here goes...
I started with some manila card stock and glued an old map to it. I've always loved maps and thought it would be fun to do a travel piece. I white washed over the map with some white airbrush paint, and then started stamping and inking over top.
I used some old Tim Holtz stamps, as well as some of my hand-carved stamps, and then used my new favorite "junk stamp" - the glue stick display stamp for the black circles, then dabbing some white gesso in the center of each one with my finger. I used a palette knife to add some Terra to the corners - it looks like old plaster. I wanted to emphasize the *map* aspect, so I used a black pearl pen to highlight the course of a river that runs across the page diagonally.
I stamped out the sentiment with a mini alpha set. The quote reads, "the use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are". I love that! Our imagination can take us lots of places, but there's nothing as *real* as being in the actual place, experiencing all of its wonders. I added some Tim Holtz "cash keys" with maps as tokens in various places. I just stuck the epoxy sticker over the map and cut around it, then glued it to the metal base with glossy accents.
Added some polka dot washi tape (Smash Book) in random spots, ran a border around each ATC with black paint dabber, and then glued each ATC to a sturdy base (I used heavy water color paper). Clipped it to the hanger, which I added the word "travel" to. Voila!
Hope you enjoyed our recipe... I'm sure we'll come up with another one soon! Be sure to go check out Hels' ATC Master Board - I haven't seen it yet but I'm quite certain it's amazing as always!
See you soon.