Artist Trading Card A Day Days 9, 10 & 11 #ATCAD2019

Artist Trading Card A Day Days 9, 10 & 11 #ATCAD2019

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Hello. Everyone its Chelsea from paper actio studio and today I'm sharing with you days, 9, 10 and 11 of, the artist trading card a daily challenge for for, June. Of 2019. This, is making a small. Piece of art everyday and that's an ATC, which is, three, and a half by two and a half so, I've been posting all my cards on Instagram, and in the art joy of sharing our. Community, Facebook group as well, as the biggest exchange group, so you may have seen these cards before but you won't have seen the process of how, I made them so, I do have, a set of card. Backgrounds. That I made during the art joy of sharing live, streams show and you saw them at the very beginning, here. Is a photograph, of them each. Show. This month of June for art jar of sharing we showing different techniques for working on ATC's, and so, this one was gel printing and it's, nice to have all these little backgrounds. To start, with. There's. Already color on the card so that makes it a little bit easier this particular, background was gel printed, with pan pastels and a. 80c, mix-up, stencil. Designed. By Seth after forced integral products, so I decided to continue with that same stencil, it has nine. Little. ATC. Sized, stencil. Patterns, on it and, they, have a lot of different, ones from, different. Designers, Seth is awesome, he makes the, coolest grungy, of stuff and you. Know it's it's fun to have something that, he designed so. One. Of the. One. Of the the stencil designs on that ATC. Makes up stencil has these little. Plus. Sign or cross, shapes. On it so, that was what it was in the background I decided to go ahead and add some texture. With. The same stencil. Using. Some molding. Paste from golden, and giving that a good dry then. I added some color with some fluid. Acrylic. Paint which is from golden is called golden high-flow, it's it's really, really pigmented it has, lot of pigment in it but it's fluid, it flows, and, so. It I can drip it over, and, I started with the dioxin, purple, which is a very, dark purple and kind, of drifted, over the area, that had texture, and then. Went. With the, iron. Oxide color I think. It's red iron oxide maybe. I think, so and drip, to that over and it just adds dimension, to, the dimension, by filling, in the. Background a little bit darker, then. I use the Stabilo, all pencil, on the edges, to. Kind. Of give those. Shadows. Around. The edges of the dimension. And then I also highlighted, it with some copper paint and, also. Some. Colors. That I picked, from the background using the Neal color choo, water-soluble. Crayons but not blending them just just putting them on there a little bit creamy, a little, bit waxy. So. That worked fine to add a little bit more color to those, plus. Signs shapes. Then. I decided I needed some more dimensional. Pieces. On here, that would stand out from the card and so. I made a circle punched one that, was stenciled, with, one, of the other. Designs, one, of the other motives. On this. This. Stencil. From sup Apter that's the only stencil IQ is just just the one from seth after the ATC makes up and, of. Course I'll link all the products and, things. Below, the video so that you can find them if you'd like to purchase this stencil you can find it down there. I. Made. These. Pieces out, of some. Tag. Boards that type stuff that's from a cereal box and I colored. It with paint stenciled, it with paint and then. Added. A little bit of highlight color, using, those same neo color two crayons. And. I. I made a circle one with a circle punch then I decided, I needed that same shape from the background the cross or plus, or whatever he into it to be so, i free-handed. One of those painted, it black and then, stenciled, over the top with some of the copper paint so. The the round. One was copper. Stenciled, with black and the, cross-shaped one, is black stencil, copper, but, both of them. I added, extra. Color, with, those crayons, and not, really blending it at all. So. I. Also. Edged the card using a, a black. Permanent. Ink, pad which is something I like to do I like edges around things and so I tend, to do that if I, don't layer, it on to you another, piece as a, frame, I often, will edge it with ink. Then. I glued, the. Circle. One down with. Some, aliens, tacky glue but. Then for the plus. Shaped one I I, put. It on foam. Squares. Which allows, it to stand up from the background and, I. Also went, around the edges of the foam squares, because they're white with. A pasta. Pin it's you color the edges with, black after I'd already applied it so, that when you look at it from this side you don't see these super white looking things it's just something. One of those little little, weird things that that, bothers me so, I don't. Like white edges on things that are black it's just just, the way I am.

So. It's, easy to do that with the pasta pen then, I thought, everything was looking to the same matchy-matchy. And. Not standing, out from the background so I decided to take my white pasta pin you know pasta, pins are one of my favorite things they're acrylic paint. Pen that's. Made in some Asian country, and imported, here I. Also, had stenciled, on the word from. The, stencil, that said seek, and. I. Highlighted. That with. Some of the white I highlighted, the. Circle, and the plus shape with some of the white. Pen. Then, that. Looked, better to me I also added some splatters. Just. To add some more white into, the composition, you put. A color one where one place you, should put it in another, place when you're doing a composition, then, I had some of these. Textural. Pieces. That I made, when. I was doing the picnic challenge, they're, made out of puffy, paint and, peeled. Off, it. Was something that I did for the, the. Prompt. Peel during, the picnic challenge, and I glued that on there as an added element and I was pretty, happy with. The design I think it's it's, very. Softer. Looking very grungy, and I, don't know it was interesting, so. The next day day ten I decided. To use another one of these backgrounds, this, one is made with gel. Printing again from, the show the art Dory of sharing show and I'll link, that in the iCard so you can go watch these being made if you want to you, this. One was made with the mini. Jell. Plate that's a triangular. Shape, and. I just put some paint, on it and then I used a piece of textured. Wallpaper. Pressed. Into it to create that texture, and I just kept making. Triangular. Shapes on there and layering until, I found. That it was interesting, I decided. To do a little bit illustration. I haven't, done that yet for, the ATC's, I do like to draw but. It takes more time then. Sometimes. I have in a challenge, of. Course you've got to make something quickly everyday, and I'm afraid I'm going to get behind and, I've got all these other things to do a busy, so. I haven't. Been drawing very much for this challenge but I decided, I needed to do an animal, I like. To draw animals, and so I decided a camel, it's getting, really hot here. By. The end, of the week it should be a hundred and eight they said, that's. Fahrenheit of course that's hottie hot hot so. I, was, thinking about he and I was thinking about camels, and how they store, their own water in their, hump and wishing that I had a hump because I got to continually drink, water to. Carry it around with me. And, we. Have some issues with ice in the house because the ice machine, broke, and so. We. Have to bring in ice we have to freeze, ice with. With, ice. Cube trees and, my. Husband can't handle, them because he has peripheral. Neuropathy. From drug. He's taking for the cancer, and. It. Makes his, hands and feet and mouth not. Be able to tolerate. Anything. Cold like even the cold tile on his feet makes it feel like there's like little electric, shocks it's, a weird thing it's from. The drug Aqsa platen and so I, have. To be the one who brings in the ice yeah, I. Don't. Have time to bring in ice he's been doing it all this time and now I have to do it you know that a lung I'm thousand other things I now have to do that I used. To leave to him so. Anyway. Instead. Of having full cups of ice water I just only put a few cubes, in so that I don't waste the, ice which, seems ridiculous, wasting, ice when you're just making yourself but really it's a thing. So. That's. Why I was thinking about camels. And how, smart, they are to just carry their own water it's not ice water but hey they don't care so I, drew the, camel, and I. Decided to do some reverse. Painting, rather than painting the camel, on the background, I decided to paint the background and, make. The camel, stand out so. He's, not a traditionally. Color tan, or brown. Camel. He's. Multicolored. But I just think it looks I think it looks more cool than the other way around so, I. Drew. Him I used. Permanent. Marker, to do, the lines I drew, a little blanket, so that you could sit up there and and, he did carry you across the hot hot desert, and a, little halter. And reins. But, of course nobody's sitting on him right now and the.

Blanket, That, I. I, think, about when I think about how, they ride camels is. Kind. Of a serape style. With, lots of bright colors and stripes. And things and so that's. The kind that I drew I, think. It's pretty accurate, not. Exactly, sure I've never been. To a place, where they ride camels, so. I, think. That they use colorful blankets, though and probably a saddle I didn't put a saddle on there and. I. Used. White. Gesso in the background then I used three colors of Dino akley paint sky, cheddar, and Ruby, to. Paint. In everything. And. I. Used this Stabilo all pencils you add some shading just to give it more. 3-dimensional, look and then. Blending. That with the water tank brush I also. End up using the, black and the white fine tip pasta pens to add highlights. And to add. More. Intensity. To. The. Black lines I was, using a fine tip pan. And it wasn't quite as black as I wanted it you. Know there's different there's different layers of black there can be kinda, black sort, of black maybe. A little black and then you got black black so. I. Needed. The black black in some places, so. That's when I brought in the pasta pan which, is of course acrylic, paint and. Then. When I was working, on, the. Face I. Needed. Quite a bit of highlights, to make the face. Appear. Dimensional. To, have you. Know if you feel your own face there's, places that stand, out like your nose and your forehead and your chin your. Cheekbones, those are places where there should be highlight same thing on an animal they've, got the muzzle, that's coming out and they've got you know different, different, areas of their face that stand out and I wanted wanted. Him to have, expression. I wanted him to be dimensional, so. I use the white pasta pin as a highlighter, to, do that. Even. Though the. The. Bulk of the animal is a multi-colored, it still worked, out to have those white highlights, I thought and. I. Ended. Up making, more, of like a character, than a realistic. Portrait. Of what this animal looks like but you. Can definitely tell what it is so, that. Worked that worked out. So. There was a lot of fussing you, know at this point we're going back and forth with different pens and difference. You. Know defining. And. Honing. In everything, at the last minute so I think. I actually ended up speeding this up quite a bit because. There was just a lot of. Doing. I. Decided. That the face wasn't quite right and so I had to adjust it a little bit but. It's. All about the face right the. Face and the expression, and the eyes are, really what's, important. When you're drawing a, person, or a, creature. All. The creatures seem to have eyes. And noses, and mouths just like the humans so. To. Me they seem to need expressions. As well. Then. The final thing I did with this one after I edged it with black of course ink like. We were talking about before I like to edge things is I used. Some of the leftover, acrylic, paint and made a Sun up. In the sky there, was there was an area that just kind of seemed sort, of plain and blank, so. I and, it, had been about the Sun so I. Went. Ahead and made a Sun with those leftover. Paints. Even. A little bit of the gesso. So. Yeah that's day what, 10. Yeah. Let's stay tuned the. Camel. Okay. On today 11 I received, a happy mail package with a paper, doll in it recently. From. The paper doll swap that I did with the self-portraits, and, it. Had some, cardboard. In it that was just cut, from. A box, to, keep everything flat I cut. Those into ATC sighs I figured that they would be great for. ATC. Backgrounds. And then. I decided, that I would. Use the. Gift things that were in this package, to make this. Card these, aren't things that I purchased, these are things I received. 100%. As. Happy. Mail except. For this one little scrap. This. One little yellowish greenish scrap, of, gel. Print edge that's something, that I had in my basket, just needed something to fill in that edge and it was the right color but, other than that everything, else oh and, the ribbon I guess, I own the ribbon scraps - okay most.

Of This who, has made out of things, that I received in the happy mail there's that. Very aged book. Text, which, I attached with liquitex, matte gel medium my favorite there's, this printed, tag that, has the French word for garden. On it and it has some fruit. That's either lemons, or peaches. Maybe, I'm. Not sure, but. They're, pretty and I, had, to trim it down a little bit because it was a little bit too big for the ATC, I did. That on my guillotine cutter and. Then. I punched the hole and, I'm attaching, some. Ribbon. That is made out of seam, binding. Seam. Binding is this silky, ribbon, that you can get it comes in white I think you can get in another colors too but the the, big role of it that I have is white but, you can color it whatever color you want by spraying, it with an. Ink spray very easily you could also use ink. Pad or something or alcohol. Ink but I just use spray. On it and this, is a leftover, piece that, had some moss colored, spray. On it so I, use. That and, then kind of tucked it in behind so as if it was sticking out a little bit and. Stuck. It down to, the card I also. She sent. This I think, it's one of those Tim Holtz. Found relatives. Paper. Dolls things. I, decided. The lady should go on there and then, I also have this little scrap of lace that, was just, a scrap, and, I put that on there as well it's it felt appropriate. So. I glued everything down then, I went around the hedges with some, potting, soil archival. Ink, to. Do, the edges like I like to do and. Then. I went in and used. A, fabric. Castel pit pin in. Warm. Grey color to, add some shadows, when. I. Put. A bunch of things on something, when I stick them down I think. It looks better and more integrated. If you add shadows, around them if you don't do this it. Looks like you glued something onto something it doesn't look finished to, me so. I like to add. Either. Stabilo. All pencil, or. Alcohol. Marker. Or. Probably. My, favorite. Is probably this this. Type of a marker from fabric is still called the Pitt pin which is India, ink it is a permanent, ink when it's it's. Dry, its permanent but, it has, a little. Bit of give to, blend. It if, you're on a sealed surface like this which of course has been sealed with the matte medium you. Can blend it a little bit either with your finger or with. A, water. Brush, like, I did I also. Used the same set of markers, to add some color to this black and white photo it. Seemed very black, and white against the more colorful background, so I get, some flesh tone and some pink and, even. A little bit of yellow eventually. You. Just kind of I don't know jazz. It up a little I, also. Used, a extra. Fine. Marker, it's also a Pitt pin but it's the Pitt illustration, pins in black I wish that I had a grey I would like to have a set of these illustration. Pins and grey and I think that there is one I just haven't had a chance to, get it I. Need. To look forward I need to order it. Because I think it would be nice to have them in gray and not just black black is so harsh sometimes and in this case it really is especially when I did the. Around. The face, what, I didn't, really like the way it looked around the face but, it. Just I needed to have some, illustration. Lines I like illustration, lines and that's just I just needed to have them I just up her hair with some brown I, added some yellow, to the. White. Part, of the hat and the, collar all. Those type of things just, just to give it a little bit more, finished. Look in my opinion, so. I hope you've enjoyed this video if you have of. Course give, it a thumbs up you.

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Just really love all three❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️

Your ATC's are all so awesome but the camel is my favorate tfs Shel

Shel, these are wonderful. I love all three of them, especially your drawn camel. Thanks for sharing. and for letting us know how your hubby is doing. Keep on hanging in there. Hugs!

Another great set of ATC'S. My favourite is the camel!

Thanks, Shel. Love your black classifications. Sounds like mine. Lol.

Great ATC'S Shel. I adore your camel.

Do you ever use fabric or lace in your collages or your mixed media projects?

I just love your work! And you always have the coolest stencils and stamps. Love that you get right in with content instead of spending 30 minutes just talking with a blank page in front of us. So THANKS!

All are wonderful.

Love to see the process you go through to create each card and especially all the details you add. TFS

I’ve enjoyed every card you’ve made in this month’s ATC Card series. Usually, I can chose my favorite of the three but not today. I like them all for different reasons.

Thank you Daisy :)

Love them all...So much detail. Especially all the personality in your camel...tfs

Thank you Marie :) That camel is fed up with the sun..and it isn't even really Summer yet LOL

Love the camel. Cute

Thank you Debbie :)

Each card in this series has been so much fun watching you create. Love them all! I am always amazed at how much detail you can put on a piece of art that is so small. TFS

Thank you Evelyn :) Yes, I fuss about details LOL

I got my gray Pitt pen set from hobby lobby with a 40% coupon.

good deal!

I love your thought process of you you came up with a camel for your ATC.

Thank you Reny :)

Have you met Seth? He is so much fun!

Yes, I met him a few times in Phoenix at the CHA event.

I don't know if there is a gray set but there is a sepia set of Pitt pens for a softer look. Three very different styles of ATC and you are a master of each!

Thank you Robin :) I saw the sepia set on Amazon and considered it when I was looking for grey.

Thank you Sue :)

Thank you Maggie :)

Thank you Kaylin :) The camel is popular today!

Thank you Jackie :) He loves you too!

lol..kinda black, sorta black, blueish black, really black, inky black...Thanks for watching Keryn :)

Thank you Debbie :) He adores you too!

Yes, In the sort of mixed media that would be called 'assemblage'. Fabric and lace can give great textures.

Thank you Becky :) I make the sort of videos I would fast and to the point. I have no patience LOL

Thanks so much Norma :)

Thank you Sarah :)

Love your ATC´s Shel! You´re such a great illustrator; that camel is so cute. I thought I´d make as many ATC´s as I can (you know I have issues, LOL!). I´ve made 4... well, that´s better than none, right? My daughter said I can do my own "ATC a week"... Tfs, Fia xx

Love your cards

Lovely cards love! Camel is my fave! Good vibes coming at ya for you and hubby ❤❤❤

Thank you Sue :) The camel seems to be the all out favorite of this batch!

Wonderful ATC's Shel!! Enjoyed them all! Sending best wishes for your husband!

Thank you Mona :)

love your cards and processes. have you been to Quartzsite AZ? They have camels! and a parade with camels is usually in January.. maybe you could ride one!

Beautiful Shel! Whew this is quite a challenge, but I am keeping up this year! Great idea

Thank you Tricia :) I missed posting yesterday...bad bad Shel haha

Thank you Fia :) I am glad you were able to do 4 so far. It is not the number but just the fun creative activity I encourage!

Thank you Pennie :)

I LOVE your little camel, he's so sweet! I'm in the UK, and the weather here is horrible. There's been so much rain in some places, that people have been flooded out of their homes, and if it's not raining, it's just grey and miserable, and I have to have the lights on during the daytime! We could do with some of your weather! Julia. x

Love your atcs. Thank you for sharing

Thank you Peggy :) Hmm..I have been through Quartzsite many times on my drives to Southern California. I had NO IDEA there were camels! That would be fun!

Your series is really good. I love all the atcs you've made. I am in southern Alberta, Canada where it's hot but dry. I hope you don't have a humidity problem along with the heat. I have a package of those Tim Holtz figures - I refer to them as Tim Holtz paper people. I like having a variety of sizes because I can use them on atcs.

Ha, me too!

Thank you Julia :) Ugh...rain makes things so gloomy and dull. I hope that weather clears up soon and you get a beautiful green Summer!

Thank you for watching Deborah :)

Love your camel! Great little ATCs. Best wishes to your husband - it's a very difficult thing to deal with when you can't regulate your temperature. My brother can't regulate his temperature due to a brain injury, and it affects him in so many weird ways.

Thank you May :) I live in a desert so it is very dry and low humidity...except for during monsoon season which is late June early July.

Thank you Jennifer :)

I love all of them

You gotta love that Seth Apter stencil, ordered mine the other day; excited for when I get back home and get to play with it. TFS

Oh yes, I love Seth's stuff..whatever it is! He is such a sweetie too :)

Shel, love your cards. Sending up lots of prayers for your husband and family.

Thank you Annie :)

Shel - you amaze me every time! Your creativity - and your capacity to teach - and your generous spirit. Thank you! Thinking of you and your husband. My husband and I went through the cancer journey twice - about 20 years ago. It is different for each person. Blessings to your family.

Thank you Mary for thinking of us at this rough time

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