Saturday, 23 April 2011

New ATCs

Here are some ATCs I made for a swap I am in at the VintagePhotoImage ATC yahoo group. The theme was whimsical flower babes. I haven't made ATCs for ages and actually found it quite a challenge.







They became so fat they did not fin in the normal sleeves, so I had to make little holders for them all, - a good way to use up some bits and pieces of paper if nothing else...


Finally, in the post above this are some more of my background papers free to use for any of your spring projects. I am also showing a photo of one of the papers I used to decorate a candle.
Here's how to do that:
Cut out some thin tissue paper. With low tack tape tape it to some normal copier paper, preferably in the middle of you paper.Load this paper into your printer.
Open your design and print on your printer's best setting onto the tissue paper. Carefully remove tissue paper from its backing. Layer it onto your chosen candle, holding it in place while you carefully heat it with your heatgun. The tissue paper melts onto your candle, - it's that easy, just take care to keep moving your heatgun so the wax does not melt too much. Have fun!

8 comments:

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous set of ATC's, love the little packets you made.
Hope you have a Happy Easter Holiday

Netty said...

Fabulous set of ATC's and their perfect little holders. Your swoppers are going to adore these. Thank you for the instructions on the candle, but don't think I shall try this as my heat gun and I are not the bestest of friends at the moment......lol
Annette x

Joyelle @ An Artful Endeavor said...

Wow Astrid, what beautiful ATCs you have made here! Your work is always stunning.
Thanks for the tutorial, I am going to try that some time.

Janet Ghio said...

Beautiful ATC's!! Especially the last one-love it!!

Misty Frederick-Ritz said...

Your ATCs are gorgeous! Love the colors and all the vintage details...really nice work.

Misty
www.mistysart.blogspot.com

Martina2801 said...

Wowwwweehhh, die ATC`s sind einfach grandios, liebe Astrid! Ich bin wirklich beeindruckt.....
das Problem, dass die nicht in die normalen Schutzhüllen passen hatte ich auch....aber so eine tolle Idee mit den selbstgemachten Hüllen hatte ich nicht.....drücke mir die Daumen, dass ich eines von Dir erwische:-)

Marit said...

Lovely Atc.

Laura said...

These are all so pretty.

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