That was it for me until I went to Roni's blog (see Blog Sidebar Ink Stains) & did some swaps while we were full-time Rving. I love her challenges & her blog. There is always something new to try.
Now that our Swaps for the Summer are in, I want to share them with you techniques & products I used:
This is my favorite. It is a mini-painting, mixed media. I have painted several larger ones using the same techniques.
The base of this ATC card is canvas ATC paper I bought at JoAnn's. It comes in a pack of 10 which was great because I painted 6 of these. 5 for the Swap & I always make a set for Roni.It is a lot of work conducting a Swap so it is a Thank You gift to her.
I used acrylic paints for the background, real sand & very small shells for the beach, Studio G letter stamps & Shrink It.
SURPRISE...the seagulls were cut from white Shrink-It with my Cricut using Life's a Beach cartridge.
To get the right size for whatever canvas I use, I took a tip from Tim Holtz and made a Shrink-It ruler.
If you have never heard of a Shrink-It ruler, this is how to make it:
- Cut a length of Shrink-It. I made mine 8" x 1".
- Using a sharpie, make & label inches, half inches and even 1/4" if you want.
- Punch a hole in the top of the "ruler" before you bake it according to manufacturers directions.