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.
- White Paper (For your drawing)
- Pencil, Pen, Crayons, Colored Pencils, etc. (Whatever you use to create your drawing)
- Scrapbooking Paper
- Precision Scissors
- Paper Cutter
- Cardboard (Any type. I recycle and reuse by using cereal boxes)
- Glue (I use Tacky Glue)
- 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!