Artist Trading Card A Day 2019 #ATCAD2019 Days 1-4

Artist Trading Card A Day 2019 #ATCAD2019 Days 1-4



[Applause] hello everyone its Chelsea from paper rock to your studio and today I'm sharing with you days one through four of the hashtag a TC ad 201 9 which is artist trading card a day 2019 this is a art challenge offered by our art joy of sharing art community group on Facebook and it's basically just making a TC everyday and post it in the group and in anywhere else you want on social media using the hashtag so my first day 180c I have some mixed media paper that is cut into three and a half by two and a half inches which is the size of an artist trading card that is the same size as a baseball card pokemon card you yo card those type of trading cards it's the same thing it's a little card that you could trade if you wanted to we're not actually doing a trade or a swap in the group this is just a a incentive for you to to do some art and post it in the group to share and get yourself going for the summer of art so I have a lot of scraps on my desk I have every kind of scrap you could ever imagine on my desk I have little bins of them a small one and a larger one that sits down by my feet under the desk and I'm just using little bits and bobs and pieces and parts that I found that coordinate with each other there's a little bits of map there's some die cut there's a gold doily piece and then there's a piece that's from a gel print that was made by a stencil and I just glued all those different things they're kind of color-coordinated a glute amol on the card they're using some liquid jet liquitex matte gel medium and then the top piece has kind of a rose flower on it so I drew around kind of in a scribbly not very serious way with my black pasta pin and then I did the same I went around some of the sections with a Stabilo all pencil which is a highly water reactive pencil and I blended that out with a pin tell a water tank brush and then I used some distress crayons these are a software at water soluble pigment in a little stick to add a little bit of pink in some green I drew in leaves I don't think flowers should be stuck on there without leaves so I drew those in as well and added some green to them then to finish it off I just found a sticker from the Tim Holtz sticker pack that has a nice saying on it it says gratitude turns what we have into enough and that was the end of day one there's the card for you it turned out cute a little bit of a collage so day two was using napkin scraps and a little scrap of tissue paper that I got inside a package just these are things that are in a bin next to my desk under my desk by my feet and I just grabbed them out because they seemed interesting to me for that particular day so I've got a different glue this one is from deco art and it's the napkin decoupage glue it has some interesting properties it's kind of it when it when it dry you know napkins and thin paper like tissue are annoying in collage because they want to buckle up they want to tear most glues make them too wet but if you try to use like a gel glue like I use on my other papers then it doesn't stick down flat this particular glue from deco art has something in it that makes it stretch the napkin flat when it's drawing I don't know if it's like maybe a shrinking agent Hurst I don't know but somehow it worked it worked really well so I use that when I do really thin paper's like napkin and tissue so I wanted to put this a little bit of babkin with the flower that butterflies on it but I knew that there would be too much of that pattern shining through so I used some white gesso with my finger and put that on underneath the area that I knew the butterfly napkin was gonna go over because I was gonna lay it over the top and I wanted it to be white underneath instead of those random patterns so then I I stuck down the butterfly napkin and gave that a good dry with my heat tool to make sure it's it's nice and dry before I start doing anything to it I get out my neo color to water-soluble crayons and I'm taking the olive one and going around kind of blending that olive tone from the top down to the bottom because the bottom was much lighter I don't want to obliterate everything I just want to give like a little bit of extra color to make the butterflies stand out from the background for the second butterfly I used a Sienna color which is similar to the color of the printing on the tissue paper and then I used a van Dyck Brown over the the top area and around the edges a little bit and just added some extra color to the card to make those butterflies be the focal image that you see then I took my white pasta pan that's an acrylic paint pen and this is the fine tip one and just kind of added some highlights around the lines of the butterflies to make them stand out even more this really helps them be the focal part and then I splattered a little bit with that same pin I like splatters I glued this one I trimmed it down a little bit and I glued it to a olive green cardstock to give it a border I like to do that lots of times on different things like tags and and artists trading cards I like having borders around things definitely cards that you mail I always have a border around my layers on those so that's probably where it comes from just to finish it off I added some words this is from a digital download from Gina me Erin's Etsy shop all the links to all the things that I'm using will be in the description box below the video so you can find this sticker pack which you can print out on stickers at the time I printed it I didn't have the right size stickers so I just printed it on paper and I cut it out and stuck it on there so that's day 2 I also added a little bit of glitter with Nuvo drops I'm not sure if that showed up in the video I don't really know what happened so for day three I have this box of stamped images on tissue paper they've been stamped with archival ink on tissue paper and at times I've done swaps of stamped images with other people so that I get images that I don't personally have in the stamps it's a great way to be able to use stamps that you don't owe so that's what I'm using for day three this is still the mixed media paper cut into three and a half by two and a half inch card and I'm using that same napkin tissue collage to collage this onto my card and there was an area there that I wanted to move out of the way so I just used the edge of my scissors and just kind of let it tear away because once the tissue paper is wet you can tear it and it's not that big a deal so then I let that dry with my heat tool and started to add some some watery background color using my nyl color to crayons these are a professional products they have very very high pigment load and they're very easy to move and blend with water or even and you can do it a little bit of with like a wet finger if you just dip your water your if you dip your water in your finger no that's not what I meant if you finger in your water you can kind of blend it that way too I like to use these water tint brushes you see on the screen I have two different brands one of them is Pentel and the other one is our and they basically just have water inside the barrel so you don't have to keep dipping your water your brush into the water you could do that too you don't have to have water tank brushes to do this so just really a handy thing I use them all the time for so many things so then I decided that the stamping wasn't dark enough and I wanted it to be more black so I went over it with a pasta pen what I didn't think about was that that card was still wet so the pasta pen did bleed a little bit but I didn't really mind I thought it looked interesting anyway and then I went back over that with a little bit of the brown crayon and some white pasta pen to give it highlights because I kind of had obliterated all the the scratchiness that was on the stamped image so then I came back to this later and realized that the stamped image now looked pale in comparison it's you the tree that I had darkened up so then of course I had to take a pin and go over the lines of the stamped image as well and I used a fabric Castel Pippin that is a India ink pin that I use often for illustration and I use the extra small little tip and went over the lines most of the lines of the stamped bird with a crown and I still needed to color that so I got out some spectrum noir alcohol markers and through this process realized that my color chart that I've made of all my spectrum noir alcohol markers is now faded by the Sun and the colors are no longer true because I thought that there's these two Reds that I got out I thought they were more of a coral because they look like coral on my chart and they ended up being very dark red so you know got to go over my chart again and maybe put it somewhere where it doesn't get a lot of Sun because it's definitely faded I I didn't realize that alcohol markers fade that much i I thought they were a permanent product and I wasn't worried about beam out I just have them set next to the stack of the markers which are in like a holder and I guess it's just getting way too much Sun so you can see when I go over those how different the color is in comparison to what was on the chart dang it I just get a little bit frustrated with these markers I have to have a chart because the colors on the markers themselves aren't true and then when I go to use my chart it's not the right colors so I used some reds and then I used some Browns kind of softer Browns to color the wing then I used a yellow for the crown and some orange for the feet in the beak then they came back in with a white pasca pen again yeah because now I had that white pasta pen scratchy looking highlights so I decided to add some of those to the bird to make everything on the card balance out you know if you do something to one thing you got to do it in another area on the card to make everything make sense to the viewer so then I have this this little die cut piece that says hello I think I got that in happy mail maybe or maybe I actually own that die cut I'm not sure I might own it me me I think I do actually and it was cut out of white cardstock I wanted to change the color of it so I grabbed that same red marker and went over it with the fat tip of the marker just to color it into red so that it stood out from the card and also matched the little birdie on the card and I glued that on with the glue stick and then I glued this whole card on to you a black cardstock backing I also we don't talk about this very often but I have some printouts from the computer that I've made that have my name and stuff on them also over in the group art joy of sharing which is where you can find this challenge is a downloadable PDF that you can print and it has lines on it for you to fill out to sign your name and to fill out as this number four of thirty to fill out the dates to put you know any type of contact information you might want that's something you can download the PDF in the group and print it out and use that if you want to it was offered by peg Robinson my partner who I do that group with so she's the one who made it I think and it's nice to have those on the back if you want to send them to someone or to trade them with someone which a lot of people trade these in in different art communities so day four I had been doing some gel printing and I printed out a sheet of little cards with this particular stencil from stencil girl it is designed for ATC's so it has nine ATC designs on it and I had used used a large gel print and printed all nine of them at one time you could also cut these apart and use them individually and I thought about doing that but then I just ended up printing a whole sheet instead and cutting them apart after the fact so then I used this the stencil back over the design and went around and added a little bit of Stabilo all black pencil and kind of was trying to bring out the design of the Sun and the the tree over the Sun with the black because I thought it didn't stand out very much from my gel printing it's it seemed to be very pale it didn't really do what I wanted and it it's not this particular one is not a generalized background like a few of them on there are they're just kind of lines and squirrels and stuff but this one is definitely a picture so you want it to to come out from the background and show itself so that's why I added that black Stabilo pencil and I was blending it and then I thought you know what it needs more color it's it's too pale too pale so I got out this set of watercolors this one's made by Sakura link in the description box below to this particular set so you can find it it's it's a great set of watercolors it's very intensely pigmented and easy to just throw in your your bag as you're traveling it's a great way to bring some color along as you're traveling all you need is a little water brush and it actually comes with one it comes with the water tank brush which obviously it's not in there anymore but who knows it's probably in the jar of water tank brushes that I have but I used it I did spray the pan a little bit with a mist to get the colors activating and then just use my water tank brush to color in and add more interesting color to the the sunshine in the the tree image so yeah it's from the stencils but there's not a whole lot of what I originally had from the stencil left obviously you could use a stencil and go through the stencil and color everything but since I gel printed and already I already had the lines so then I decided the background wasn't bright enough now that I had brightened up the tree and the Sun and then the background looked pale and pitiful so I used the same water colors and went over the background as well to I don't know make everything more balanced and more interesting first using a seal ish color and then coming back in with a darker color around the Sun and kind of a shadow type effect with a darker color I think I blended a couple colors together because one was too intense one was too dark and one and I wanted to you know it's I wanted to coordinate with that teal color so you can always blend there's a blending tray that comes in the set and that it makes it very handy it makes everything very handy when you're when you're done you you've made a mess of your blending tray you can just rinse it off because it's water color so this is a very useful little set I recommend it probably the one I use the most of any of the water colors that I have I only have quite a few different ones of course I don't have the super expensive you know snowy or whatever and all those I don't have those so I wish I did but they're expensive I went around the edges of the card to create a border using a archival pad and then I have this little bottle of Bria Reese glitter ink and this is the gold one and it's very glittery it's way more glittery than you'd think in that little bottle so I just put a drop onto my palette and picked it up and went over my sunshine with that glitter ink and then I also splattered it I just picked it up with the brush and just flicked it over it and made some some gold shiny glittery splatters it turned out pretty cool I also put a sticker on there from that same Tim Holtz pad of stickers and that was it for this one I hope you've enjoyed this video there will be a TC everyday on my Instagram and in the the art joy of sharing Facebook group and then I'll be making these compilation videos of the processes if you liked it please remember to give it a thumbs up leave me a comment or question below subscribe if you haven't already and you can share them and of course if this is your last video for the day I would appreciate it if you clicked on late-night or something before you left YouTube thanks bye bye [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] you

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