Thursday 12 March 2015

Noble Gentlemen

Hello Everyone and welcome! Today I am sharing a small and very quick project using some of my favourite supplies.  I love ATCs - little works of art - which are just perfect for trying out some new techniques. They are great to swap with friends and can even be utilised on Birthday Cards or as Gift Tags.

This was the background to my ATCs. I cut some light weight white board with the ATC die cut and blended Faded Jeans, Evergreen Bough and Dusty Concord Distress Inks here and there. Then I stamped the lovely corner blocks die from the Classics #15 set using Faded Jeans. I then used the Harlequin Layering Stencil to add some Crackle Texture. I like this Crackle Texture but the Ranger Texture Paste is just as wonderful. Then I left everything to dry.

My lovely Gents were stamped on Tissue Paper with Black Arcival Ink. It is not possible to stamp directly over the Texture Paste but by stamping on the tissue you can blend this in and around all the bumps and lumps of the texture you have created.

Once stamped you need to tear very carefully around the shape. Now I find this quite difficult so I use a wet paintbrush to paint around the images which makes the tearing so much simple. A great tip I picked up on Pinterest!

I used Multi Media to adhere the tissue to the inked board, smoothing everything out with a clean paintbrush from the middle to the outside.

I love the way that you can "adjust" where the pieces go. I always think these two are too far apart so I tore the tissue between them and squiggled the chappie on the right in a bit!  Once everything was dry I finished the ATCs with some Remnant Rubs, being very careful with the rubbing over the stamped tissue.

The eagle eyed of you will know that this Gent is normally looking the other way. As the Arcival Ink stamps right through the tissue (and do please do this on a craft mat or piece of paper) I was able to use the reverse and so he looks a little different looking right and not left!

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you also have some fun creating ATCs with some new products and techniques.

Jennie x


  1. Loving your ATC's Jennie, the colours and images are lovely :-) xxx

  2. Brilliant ATC's and that was a great tip about using the paintbrush - thank you! Anne xx

  3. Wonderful Jennie! Great tips on using the tissue paper to get your stamped images over top of your textured areas and also on wetting the tissue to tear it, thank you!

  4. What a great tip about using the water to help with the tearing - fabulous ATCs, Jennie!
    Alison xx