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Technique Tuesday ATC #2

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Swap Coordinator:LizFinn (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:7
Location:Regional - United States
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.98
Last day to signup/drop:June 6, 2017
Date items must be sent by:June 20, 2017
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Hello fellow artists!

I'm always looking for inspiration and techniques to keep my art interesting and fresh. To that end, I've recently purchased a number of books about collage, paper crafting, printmaking, and mixed media, etc.

Two books that I HIGHLY recommend are:

101 Mixed Media Techniques (781600-683557)

101 More Mixed Media Techniques (781633-220539)

Each Tuesday I will introduce a new (to me at least) technique for us to use in our ATC. ATCs for this swap are free themed--you can do what you want--you just need to incorporate that week's technique in the making of your ATC.

I will provide basic instructions. You can Google if you need further clarification.

You will make ONE (1) ATC for one partner. You have two weeks from sign-up to mail your creation.

Of course your work needs to be 3.5 x 2.5 inches, STURDY back, and well done. Thought, creativity, and effort are appreciated. On the back of your ATC please indicate the name of your piece, swap name, your name, and date. While the ATC doesn't HAVE to be in a plastic sleeve, it does need to be protected and well packed. Be sure embellishments are well adhered.

So who's with me?

This week's technique is DIMENSIONAL OUTLINING with yarn, string, or ribbon

Step 1. Select your outline material. On your prepared ATC background use a pencil to draw a design. (Example in book used leaves and stems).

Step 2. Wet ribbon, cord, or yarn to make it malleable.

Step 3. Use a brush to cover the outline with acrylic gel.

Step 4. Lay material over design and press down with your fingers. Add more gel if necessary (it will dry clear). Complete your design and let dry.

Step 5. When completely dry, fill in design with color if desired. Cover entire piece once more with gel.

TIP: Apply hand lotion to your hands before beginning. It will make cleaning your hands easier.

There you have it!

Have fun.

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