By Bernie Berlin

A world-wide phenomenon, Artist buying and selling playing cards (ATCs) are the craze between all kinds of creatives. utilizing quite a few mediums and methods, artists and crafters drawing from quite a number pursuits and adventure create and exchange those unique artworks. With this publication, readers will locate the instruments they want create their very own ATCs and sign up for the thrill. It comprises: a spectrum of suggestions for making playing cards, college, portray, steel operating, stamping, and extra; guideline and ideas for making albums to shop playing cards; and, feedback for fostering a neighborhood of friendship, procedure sharing and card buying and selling. With extra artists developing playing cards than ever and easy-to-find fabrics on hand in any craft shop, ATCs are greater than only a fad and ''Artist's buying and selling playing cards Workshop'' makes the suitable spouse for a person attracted to this scorching paintings development.

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You still want to be able to see the image, but this softens it a bit. Let the gesso dry. Take a fine-point pen or marker and define the area you want to bring out. Add your own details to both the background and the image. Give your figure accessories! 4 5 Color Image In Add Opaque Pen Details Begin coloring with paint and a detail brush in some areas. This is similar to paint-by-numbers. It’s okay if you paint over some of the pen lines—you can go back over them later, if you wish. Don’t be afraid to try changing things like the shape of the hair or the design in the background.

3 Add Images Add collage images to the card with gel medium. You should place some of the images over the string. 4 Apply Layers of Paint Soften the edges of the paper pieces with a bit of gesso. Now you can paint over the card with washes of color. Pounce with a denser consistency of paint in the string areas to work in the paint. I like to work with about three close-in-value colors at a time. 39 Reiny Rizzi Barbe Saint John Lyn Cardinal s Linda Wood 40 Peter Hollinghur st Eunice Timoney Raven na Maria Lamb Katie Kendrick 41 p aper e u s tis Tissue paper is very versatile and inexpensive.

Sprinkle the embossing granules over the ink. Tap off the excess and then heat to melt with a heat gun. Do not overheat it or it will be less textured and more glass-like. Let cool, then brush gesso over the embossed card. When the gesso dries, drybrush an acrylic paint over the card. Feel free to use more than one color. Rebecca Zuniga Gloria Page 55 glass-like resin You can use this technique to put a finishing touch on a collaged card, or you can apply it to a simple backdrop of acrylic or watercolor.

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