Sunday, October 6, 2013

ATC with a new-to-me technique!

Last week I was surfing around the Interwebs and came across a cool technique. I wish I could remember where I saw it so I could give credit where it's due, but being a me of little brain and less memory, I can't.

The technique showed me a new way to use Copics and Distress Ink together by using Matte Glue and Seal as a mask. Essentially, you stamp your image, color it with Copics, paint on a thin layer of Matte Glue and Seal, let it dry, then add Distress ink or what-have-you. The Glue and Seal acts as a resist.

Here's my first go at this technique!

Being me, I had to switch things up a tiny bit. I love Stampotique's Moon Girl, but like to give her different colored hair, dress, and wings, so I used my Distress markers on the rubber, huffed, and stamped the image. Then I went over the stamped image, coloring with Copic markers.

The next step was to take the Cornflowers stencil by The Crafter's Workshop and trace the flowers using Copic markers. I tried to make it look as though Moon Girl was sitting on one of the flowers. Three flowers were traced, then colored with Copic markers. When I was done, I added T grey shadows around Moon Girl so she'd stand out a bit and also added a layer of clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to her wings. 

Using a very thin paint brush, I added a thin coat of Matte  Glue and Seal over Moon Girl and the flowers. (BTW, you can see where I went outside the lines. I can't wait until I get my new glasses. This fading eyesight thing is the pits. I also took the photo inside, so the color cast is a bit off).

The Glue and Seal dries fairly quickly and you can hasten the process with a heat gun. When it was dry, I sponged Spun Sugar Distress ink onto the entire ATC, then sponged Fired Brick Distress ink through my brand new Tim Holtz Layered Dot Fade stencil. The entire range is in stock at SCACD, so you should get yours now. I bought mine set as a belated birthday gift to myself. :D

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card at the following challenges:
•  Stampotique Designer's Challenge #119: ATC
•  De Craftorji: Orange, Red, and one other color challenge
•  613 Avenue Create #40: Anything goes with no twist!
Stampin' for the Weekend: Fairies and Fantasy
Flutterby Wednesdays: Anything Goes


  1. I am smitten by your wonderful card and the artsy feel to it....just gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at flutter By Wednesday.

  2. What a great technique! And I love the colours of Moongirl! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week.

  3. Love Moon Girl in all her glory among the flowers :) thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique :)

  4. You have created a gorgeous ATC, Kathi! I love learning new techniques, and I think I will definitely give this one a try! You have chosen a perfect Stamptique image for this project!

  5. What a great technique and beautiful design!

  6. Great technique and a lovely card. Something else to add to the long list of "to do's" lol. Thanks for joining us at Stampin For The Weekend and Good Luck! xx

  7. What a neat technique! Very cool! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  8. Kathi, what a cool technique--you always find the most interesting things to try! :^) Love how it all worked on on this--such a pretty card & image, and that background is just fabulous! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  9. Congratulations on being honored as "Design Team Favorite" this week, Kathi! Well deserved, to be sure!

  10. I have never heard of this before, it looks really neat! Kinda reminds me of the no lines technique but this is more vibrant and I LOVE vibrant!

  11. What a clever design, sitting moon girl on the flowers like that

  12. Congrats.... Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.