27 August 2017

Brightest Hues - ATC with Distress Oxide and Perfect Pearls on emboss resist

An ATC with a Distress Oxide and Perfect Pearls background on embossing resist.


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Putting It Together

ATC, Artist Trading Card is a small card 2.5" x 3.5" that, like a business card, shows a bit of the artist's technique or craft. 

 I made this one on kraft cardstock with a sentiment from Unity Stamps embosses with a lavender sparkle.

I put the panel under my clear work surface and dabbed Oxide inks on the surface. Having the card under where I am dabbing shows me how large of an inked area I need.

I sprayed the ink with water mixed with Perfect Pearls.

I laid the panel over the wet ink and squished the ink on to the cardstock.

I decided I needed more, so I heat set the panel and added more. I was astounded by how the Perfect Pearls mixed with the ink for a much more metallic look than with original Distress. It's really cool.

I dabbed more colour on to the surface and sprayed it with the Perfect Pearls.

I smushed and heat set.

I added single colours with a swipe and spray also adding some ink directly without water.

The palette I used. After I took this picture, I added Salty Ocean to the edges of the panel with a blender tool. The colours on the panel look almost marbley. 


Simon Says Stamp Monday: ATC
Unity Be Inspired: Kraft
More Mixed Media: Brights
Scribbles Designs: The Power of Words
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Scrapping 4 Fun: Anything Goes


  1. What a beautiful background you created on your ATC. I love the gold embossing against the soft colors. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  2. you have created a wonderful background & thanks for sharing it here. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge.Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@S4F

  3. Your card is so sweet and I love the colors. Thank you for playing with us in Scrapping4fun challenges. I look forward to see you come back and play with us again.
    Sollan, S4fun DT member

  4. Rijacki, this is stunning and I love the idea of using a piece of clear plastic to lay over your card to see where you waneted to add the inks. Wonderful idea!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Through the Craft Room Door this week.
    (hugs) Cara
    Through the Craft Room Door {Owner}
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  5. Great background and wonderful tutorial!

    Thanks for joining us @ Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge. Hope to see you back again soon :)

  6. Beautiful creation, love the shine
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  7. Lovely work, Thank you for Joining us at Scrapping4funChallenge and waiting to see next time.

    Meena S4F DT

  8. I love the mixture with the perfect pearls. Beautiful.

  9. Hello… Thanks for sharing your card with us… your card is absolutely beautiful and fits perfectly with our “The Power of Words” challenge theme… please join us next time and Good Luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog]


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