Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sunflower ATC Tutorial

Hello.... This is a tutorial I wrote on my old blog and decided to repost it for all of you.

This is how I create ATC's. This is only one version of many ways to create an ATC.

Supplies needed:
  1. White Paper (For your drawing)
  2. Pencil, Pen, Crayons, Colored Pencils, etc. (Whatever you use to create your drawing)
  3. Scrapbooking Paper
  4. Precision Scissors
  5. Paper Cutter
  6. Cardboard (Any type. I recycle and reuse by using cereal boxes)
  7. Glue (I use Tacky Glue)
  8. Gloss Medium or Mod Podge

Step 1:  Draw a Sunflower, color it, and cut it out. Use precision scissors to cut your drawing out to get the best results.

Step 2: Choose 2 backgrounds with scrapbooking papers of your choice.

Step 3: Measure and cut out the first background paper. Make sure it is less than 2.5" x 3.5", but bigger than the cutout drawing.

Step 4: Measure and cut out the second background paper. Make sure it is exactly 2.5" x 3.5". Do the same with your cardboard.

Step 5: Glue the second background paper to the cardboard. I poured the glue allover the back of the cardboard and spread it out with my finger... as seen in the photos below.

Step 6: Glue the first background paper on top of the second background paper. Then glue the cutout drawing on top of that.

Step 7: Apply the ATC with Gloss Medium & Varnish or Mod Podge to protect your work. Add about 3 coats, waiting at least 15 to 30 minutes between coates.

Step 8: Measure and cut out the backing. Make sure it is exactly 2.5" x 3.5". Then glue it to the back of your ATC. This is where you place your credit to your artwork (As seen in the photo, I cut the backing a little too small. OOPS!).

Step 9: After letting it dry for at least 15 minutes, place the ATC in a book for an hour or two, so it can dry flat. You can place wax paper in the book to protect the pages of your book.

Congratulations... You made a Sunflower ATC....

Have fun creating your ATC's and don't forget to show me your creations. Have a wonderful day!

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