Saturday, September 14, 2013

Keep calm - eat Chocolate!

Hello, dear Copic fans,
Today, it is my (Barbara) turn again to inspire you to projects with your Copic Markers.
When you read this post, I will be in Hagen at Germany's oldest stamp-fair, the Stempel-Mekka.
I will meet other stampers, shop-owners, participants of my classes  etc., a lot of people I only meet once or twice a year, and I am really looking forward to it.
Of course, I am especially looking forward to meet Diny and Anni there!
 Some years ago, we started kind of a swap, giving small selfmade presents to each other. As I am part of several stamper's forums, I need a lot of these presents - actualy, I made 60 of them.
This year, I decided to make my first atcs - Artist Trading Cards.

According to Wikipedia, "Artist trading cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art about the same size as modern trading cards baseball cards, or 2 12 by 3 12 inches (64 mm × 89 mm), small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets. The ATC movement developed out of the mail art movement and has its origins in Switzerland. Cards are produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers, etc.), wet media (watercolor, acrylic paints, etc.), paper media (in the form of collage, papercuts, found objects, etc.) or even metals or fiber. The cards are usually traded or exchanged. When sold, they are usually referred to as art card editions and originals (ACEOs)."

Some time ago, I had a stamp for the backside made with 
my name and blogaddress:

First, I cut pieces of white paper half a centimeter smaller than the atc and stamped the chocolate and the sentiment on it.

Then, I made a mask of the chocolate stamp...

...and sprayed E33 with my Copic-Airbrushsystem on it.

Then I removed the mask and coloured the darker parts with E35.

Now I blended the darker parts with E33.

 After that, I used the airbrush again and sprayed E21 on the card.

I used W1 to spray a thin shadow.

Finally, I added a little spray of E25 placing it into the air-grip
 with the brush-nip to the front.

To finish the cards, I glued the paper onto the atcs, 
filled the stamped atc-text and put them into transparent sleeves.

I used staples to fix a bit of chocolate to the sleeve, 
slipped in my card and here we are:

I am really looking forward to the Stempel-Mekka, it is always so much fun!
Big Hugs


Sonny said...

Ganz toll geworden! Ich habe heute ein Kaertchen bekommen!
Liebe Grüße Sonny

Unknown said...

Nice! Whish I could go to Hagen... a bit too far for a day for me... Have fun!

Franz♥ said...

What a lovely present Barbara!Fab idea and wonderful colouring as always!

Hugs, Franz.