Friday 25 May 2018

2018 #9 Vintage Neutrals: ATCs with ESA {by Josefine Fouarge}

2018 Topic 9: Vintage Neutrals

We give a warm welcome Josefine to the blog today. She has masterfully used some of the largest stamps from Seth Apter on tiny ATC's ...check out her gorgeous use of paints and infusions too! Enjoy! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone. I'm Josefine, a new blogger here at the PaperArtsy blog and I'm super excited to share my first project with you. 

The "Vintage Neutrals" theme was a challenge for myself, but I enjoy getting out of my comfort zone and work with colors that I normally would not use as the main palette. I might have cheated a little bit by using the Fresco Finish in Claret and the Infusions in Sunset Beach, but see for yourself.

I started by picking three different papers for my ATCs. In order to meet the vintage topic brief even further, I decided to use some old paper pieces from a music sheet, a ledger, manual and some more. Then I covered everything with Fresco Finish paints in Buff FF96 (as my main tone), Glacier Ice FF132 (for my highlights) and Mud Splat FF61 (for my dark tones).

To add a little more contrast, I decided to use just a little bit of Fresco Finish paint in Claret FF31 and Infusions in Sunset Beach CS07 with a lot of water.

I also stamped a few of the images from the Eclectica stamp sets ESA07 and ESA08 using coffee colored ink.

Then, I stamped a few circles with grey ink to the background and started decorating all three ATCs after that.

All of them needed some text, so I picked the three words that were part of the ESA07 and ESA08 stamp set and stamped those in black Archival ink.

Next up, I stamped my focal images, adhered them to the ATCs and surrounded them with some vintage decoration - actual postage stamps for one ATC, a film strip for the second and a key pin for the third ATC.

Here are all the Fresco Finish paints and Eclectica stamps that I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my first project for PaperArtsy and feel inspired to create some ATCs on your own. They are so much fun to make and perfect as a little gift for friends and family.

See you soon. Josefine.

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Helen said...

welcome Josefine! I love your atcs in neutrals!

Words and Pictures said...

Welcome, Josefine! Your ATCs are fabulous - the layers and depth are so cool, and the rusty colour palette looks amazing.
Alison x

Nikki Acton said...

Welcome Josefine - great ATC's and great to see another Seth fan on the team!

Miriam said...

Stunning ATCs....great first project...welcome!

Etsuko said...

welcome Josefine! Fabulous ATCs and beautiful vintage rusty colours. xx

craftytrog said...

Love your ATCs Josefine, they're beautiful! Xx

Art By Wanda said...

Welcome Josefine!!!! Your ATCs are fabulous!!!!!!!!

SewPaperPaint said...

Hi Josephine! Biggest congratulations on joining the PA pool of designers. I can tell right away that I love your style! I love the colors you married so beautifully here and the open space in your designs, really really amazing! Great kick-off post and inspiration, thanks. Big hugs, Autumn

HolyLise said...

Thank you, Helen! :)

HolyLise said...

Thank you, Alison! I’m so glad to be here :)

HolyLise said...

Seth is amazing! You gotta live his stamps and paints ;)

HolyLise said...

Thank you so much :)

HolyLise said...

Thanks, Etsuko!

HolyLise said...

Aaaw, thanks Wanda!!!

Seth said...

Wow do I love these. How cool would they all be framed side by side?!?!?