Ode To Spring ATCs
As I have seen the first signs of Spring here in Virginia I was moved to make some art that reflects my joy that Winter is waning. I wanted to make some ATC (Artist Trading Card) magnets that are inspired by this one I made some time ago.
I wrote a blog post about the process for making this ATC and you can find it at this link:
I followed the process pretty much the same as the one linked above, however, I didn’t use gesso and I added some ephemera before adding the focal points.
If you’d like to watch the YouTube video process for these magnets, here’s the link:
Here are the three ATC magnets I made.
I like the way they turned out and love the vintage look. I hope you try making some Spring inspired ATC magnets for your fridge or ATCs to gift to a friend!
Mixed Media Fun
As you may know from reading some of my latest blogs, I am getting ready to do the Vintage Home Market Show in Richmond. I have been very busy making jewelry, aprons and home decor items for this show as well as planning which antiques to bring. All I can say is that I have not had a lot of time to “play art”. I have managed to snatch a few minutes here and there to make a couple of pieces. Three of these are in one of my art journals and the other was made on 3 magazine pages that were glued together and then covered with gesso. So without further ado, and because I’m still working on last-minute details for the show, here is a quick look at my most current mixed media pieces. Enjoy!
Tiny Mixed Media and Great Big Fun
Today I had the luxury of going to my friend Camilla’s house to “play art”. She has a real studio (not a converted parlor). And you should see her toys! She’s got paints, stamps, stencils, papers and tools galore. We each “did our own thing” and kept each other company. We did actually take a break and have a delicious salad and scones for lunch, but then it was back to “play”. She worked on some pages of her art journal and they turned out fabulously. I worked on two of the tiny 3″ x 3″ canvases that I bought on my birthday. After many layers of gesso, paints, stamps, pens and graphics here are my finished pieces.
Unfortunately the flash makes them look a little washed out, but I am really happy with this tiny art!