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Thursday, April 12, 2012

ATCs: DTP, Watercolors and Paper Punches

The paper on the right side of this ATC has been done with the DPT approach (Direct to Paper).  Just take the inkpad and put it directly onto the paper and swipe, smear, or pat it on.  I used several shades of plum for this piece done on glossy cardstock.  When dry, cut it up to use on cards, journals or ATCs.  ")  I tore a piece of decorative cardstock that had row after row of the fluer-de-lis.  I edged around the narrow piece with a brown inkpad and then attached it to the glossy cardstock ATC.   Next I stamped the birdhouse using a black inkpad.  I stamped the three birds with turquoise onto a beige scrap of paper and cut them out.  I attached the top and bottom bird with dimensional tape and glued the remaining bird directly to the ATC.  I stamped the egg with a varigated pigment ink on glossy cardstock and used the heat gun to dry it quickly.  I cut it out and attached it in the lower right corner and attached the "Par Avion" across the egg.  I cut out the Paris faux postage and attached it to the top of the ATC.  (This was traded in a personal trade.)

I love this striped paper!  It is the reverse side of one of the papers in graphic45's Curtain Call collection.  I thought it perfect to use this wine cap.  The colorful paper is light weight watercolor paper that I used to try out some new watercolors.  I tore off a piece of it and stamped the pear image onto it with a black inkpad.  I attached the watercolor paper onto the bottom half of the ATC and attached the flattened wine cap
 to the top of the ATC.  Next I stamped the word "Pears" and tore it from the rest of the sentiment and glued it across diagonally as shown.  (This was also traded in a personal trade.)
I wanted to do a card with "windows" and decided to use my 1" round paper punch on this ATC.  I love these little flower fairies and know the recipient does too, so I punched one window to show her face and another to show the flowers at the end of the bouquet she was carrying.  My friend lives in the North and we had been emailing about longing for Spring, thus the sentiment

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