Fabulous Finds Friday — ATC shrines

ATC shrine, etc.Ever since I wrote about ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) for the August issue of Crafts ‘n things Magazine, I have been addicted to this mini art form. Measuring only  2.5 x 3.5 inches, ATCs are so quick to create, you’ll want to do a dozen.

So my fabulous finds this week are ATC shrines and holders from Coffeebreak Designs. The shrine and the box come unassembled, so you can paint and decorate to your heart’s content. You may not be able to see it, but the ATC on the left is being held up by a cute acrylic easel.

Because an ATC is so small, it is fast to create and a great way to practice new techniques. Also, they are easy to store, so you can stash your practice cards into a convenient notebook or holder. They don’t take up much room and you have a handy reference guide. Just remember to write the technique information on the back!

In the dandelion ATC, I was playing with a resist technique. 

(stamps: Hero Arts)

(stamps: Hero Arts)

The geisha was stamped on tissue paper, colored, then cut out and placed over the background, which is made of a baby wipe that was stained with watercolor. ATC geisha

Here are a few more:

ATC umbrella man, graffiti wallATC birds, ASITH

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