Hi Friends hope everyone had a wonderful week last week and is enjoying the weekend. We have been getting lots of rain still. It’s still better than snow lol. Today I have a tutorial to share with all of you on how I created these inspirational art cards. I know most call them ATCs but since I rarely trade mine I call them art cards ❤️.
I acquired some great cardboard pieces from an online order and I know you are thinking what’s so special about this cardboard but not all cardboard is created equal. This was already cut in a 12″x12″ square and the top layer ripped off super easy without leaving any glue or paper pieces behind.
So I started by cutting my cardboard into 6 pieces each 3″x4″ as you can see above.
Then I used this deep red paint and added just a bit with my finger to each one. For some reason I have been drawn to red lately and I almost never use red so I have to figure out why or what that means lol.
Then I took my DecoArt White Gesso and added some to each with my palette knife. That piece you see stenciled in the back was what I was going to use on these at first but as I got going, changed my mind and created a different sheet using this months 9″x12″stencil by StencilGirl From Stencil Club, which I will show you later.
I added the modeling paste with my finger because I wanted to be sure to get in down in between the raised parts of the cardboard.
I took the beads and pushed them into the modeling paste but not to completely cover them as I wanted the color to still show.
I cut out 6 hearts in various shapes and sizes. Then 2 hearts I painted with the Deep red paint, 2 with pink light and then left 2 the turquoise. I loved how the stenciled parts was showing through the paint raallybhave then some depth.
Below: Spritz with water let it set for a few seconds then dab with a towel to reveal some of the color below as well as give it a bit of a vintage look.
Awhile back I ordered some things from 7 dot studio. They had these very cool punch out paper pieces on clearance for I think it was $1. Once I glued my hearts to my cards I added an inspirational saying to each and for 2 of them I cut a smaller heart out of my scraps and glued them to the larger hearts.
I think I may actually make a wall haninging or something with these. I haven’t figured that out yet but when I do I will be sure to post a picture. Hope you enjoyed my tutorial. I hope I inspired you to create your own inspirational art cards. Thanks for joining me here and have a wonderful evening ❤️