Hey guys! Welcome back to Art Lab! We all know that distressed clothing items are in right now, but what about distressed art? I got the idea of “distressed art” from an old pair of jeans while cleaning out my closet the other day. (who knew that old jeans could be art inspiration? XD) After a few attempts I finally got it right – and I’m super excited to share it!
This is my very first post as a member of the Art Lab crew. SO EXCITED!!
Today, we’ll be doing some ocean/sea themed ATC’s. Unsure what an ATC is? Check out our page. The finished product will be similar to this:
You will need: 3 blank ATC’s on watercolor paper, watercolor, PVA glue or a glue stick, scissors, small brush, water, collage paper (or tissue paper), markers
I’m using the Dr. P.H. Martin’s Bombay Inks in Teal, Green, Violet, Blue, and Brown. You can use any cheap watercolor or india/bombay ink!
First let’s begin by wetting the ATC with water. Be generous!
Dip your brush in watercolor then drip gently on the wet ATC (it should be a little drippy). The ink/watercolor will spread beautifully.
Let it dry a little. Wet the ATC again and dip you brush again.
Do the same for the other 2 ATC’s. Have fun creating patterns with the water and spreading the ink.
Let the cards dry to touch. Take your collage/tissue paper out. I’m using these Jane Davenport Collage Papers.
Cut out little pieces of collage paper/tissue paper and glue it down in spots.
After the glue is dry and not sticky, letter a saying or short phrase on the cards.
What do you think? Did you try it out? Send your photos to our gallery!
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For today’s episode the main inspiration I used for my ATCs were my hobbies! Simple enough, right? I actually made two cards inspired by two of my main hobbies… photography and softball.
No, I didn’t make a writing-inspired card yet–that will be next.