Friday, March 6, 2020

Something for Everybody in ATC Size

My ATC Mixup 1 and ATC Mixup 2, each 9" x 12" and containing 9 images, are sized just right for making Artsit Trading Cards, but I've used them in a variety of ways, including bookmarks, gift-tags, greeting card covers, dangling ornaments, even refrigerator magnets!

These 18 images offer something for everyone.

The art sample below is destined to decorate the side of a white paper gift-bag.  It's printed with Desert Blooms from ATC Mixup 1on a background of glossy black cardstock that had first been spattered with metallic bronze and blue acrylic paints.

From the hint of desert above, it can be a quick easy trip to Antarctica --

Penguin, from ATC Mixup 2was inspired by my original 6" x 6" mask Penguin Family, which looks like this:

6" x 6" mask Penguin Family

Other ATC-sized designs of mine have been inspired by my earlier-released stencils and masks.  Among them --

Above:  Ornamental Iron Curls from ATC Mixup 2 was used to print the central image with red interference acrylic paint on glossy black cardstock.  This design was inspired by my 6" x 6" mask Ornamental Iron Curlswhich is shown below and which was used to create  the print that serves as the background above.  Glued together, they're now on the cover of a 6" x 6" greeting card.

Another way, of course, to combine the new ATC versions with their namesake originals, is to make one print using them both....

Above:  the ATC-sized Mikki's Flowers mask from ATC Mixup 2 was printed on the same paper that I'd already printed with my 6" x 6" Mikki's Flowers mask, which also comes as a stencil:

my 6" x 6" stencil Mikki's Flowers 

my 6" x 6" Mikki's Flowers mask

Note:  Altho the new ATC-sized masks and stencils resemble the older larger versions, they are not exact duplicates.  In the case of Mikki's Flowers, for example, I changed the size, number and arrangement of the flowers.

Below are two prints made with ATC-sized Mikki's Flowers by itself.  Both were printed atop flower photos from old picture calendar pages.

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