Friday, June 09, 2006

On a Roll with Making ATCs This Week

I felt long overdue with making time to make ATCs.

Wednesday: Spent 30 minutes making some on the kitchen table, before it was time for dinner to be made. Stopped and prepared dinner. While the chicken was baking in the oven spent another hour making ATCs, quick clean-up so we could eat on the table. I think I finished eight ATCs.

Thursday: Spent 30 minutes before dinner doing some sealing of other ATCs. Finished off some ATCs for a swap. Packaged up the swap to send to the swap hostess. Put together a little goodie bag for the hostess. Cleaned up the table so we could eat dinner on it.

After dinner the kids were busy playing an educational computer game together. I spent about two hours making ATCs. Made 18 of them including the sealing top coat and laid them to dry overnight. Cleaned up the mess and went to bed.

Went on the Internet and looked at what swaps for ATCs are going on right now, on two ATC chat lists. Found a bunch that I want to work on:

time theme
clock face theme
vintage clown
science fiction
wallpaper as background
vintage women
my favorite kind of ATC

Friday: Again kids are playing on computer with the educational game, so I took the time to make more ATCs. Did four block collages using big wallpaper samples as the background, making collages with rubber stamped images, after adhering the wallpaper to old cereal boxes to make a sturdier base. Used rubbber stamps and old postage stamps to decorate the block collages. Used tinted acrylic glaze and acrylic paint to further embellish the ATCs. Set them out to dry. Off the top of my head, I think there will be 22 to come out of those four block collages.

My creative muse is with me today so I hope I can make more ATCs today. I want to use more of the rubber stamps that I own with the themes listed above. I also want to delve into my ephemera and do some very cluttered up collages.

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