Artist Trading Card Daily 125

November 16, 2015 — 11 Comments

For today’s last Artist Trading Card post I have gone a little off-the-wall and headed down the mixed media experimental road.

It’s a road I veer down every now and again. Come with me if you like :)

Artist Trading Card Daily 125 Mixed Media 1

To start this ATC I applied light green ink through a dotty stencil.

I then moved the stencil and applied dark green ink. 

Some shading was added and then I left the piece to dry. 

This whole piece was then coated in clear gloss.

When this layer had dried it had curled the card slightly so I tried to gently straighten this out but only succeeded in cracking the gloss – so I worked with it and cracked it loads more.

Artist Trading Card Daily 125 Mixed Media 2

To highlight the cracks I rubbed a mahogany distress inkpad over the gloss and then spritzed with water so that it seeped into the cracks.

Looks cool doesn’t it?!

I finished it off with some glitter glue around the edges.

Artist Trading Card Daily 125 Mixed Media 3

A simple mat/layer style finished this off nicely.

I really like doing this kind of thing. Might do some as mini gifts for Christmas…

Do you like to go “off-road” every now and again?

As always, if you have any comments or questions about this post then please feel free to use the comments section below. Also, If you know of anyone that would appreciate reading this post, there are handy sharing icons below.

Many thanks for taking the time to read about my little creations.

I’ll see you again soon!

J :)

11 responses to Artist Trading Card Daily 125

  1. 

    Love it, John! xx

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  2. 

    morning. I really enjoy following your blog and am amazed at the variety of ideas. Glad your on line venture is going well,

    > On 16 November 2015 at 21:00 Gentleman Crafter > wrote: > > John – Gentleman Crafter posted: “For today’s last Artist Trading Card > post I have gone a little off-the-wall and headed down the mixed media > experimental road. It’s a road I veer down every now and again. Come with me > if you like :) This whole piece was then coated in clear” >

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  3. 

    Hi John

    Fabulous effect, looks a little like a dyed agate, love it!

    Hugs, T x

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  4. 

    Nice ATC would have been informative if you had told us what you did to it before you put the clear gloss on.,.lol
    Dawn

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  5. 

    This looks Ultra Fabulous!!! Great job :-)

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  6. 

    Hi John, have you borrowed some of Santa’s little helpers? You must have to manage all these ATCs and run a business. The ‘wonderment’ that is John B!

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  7. 

    Really like this style. Can you repeat it do you think, or was it a one off?

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  8. 

    Such an interesting effect I like it very much. :)

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  9. 

    Wow you have been a busy boy! I am loving this ATC..it looks a bit mappish (trees and roads) to me.

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