This card is one of a three card series of Artist Trading Cards (ATC’s) was made for a swap I signed up for hosted by an artist in Great Britain. Since these cards are so small, it’s sometimes hard to find the image you want in a size that is proportionate for the small canvas (2.5 by 3.5 inches). I have found some wonderful sites on the Internet where there are coloring pages available for download, free for personal use. I can resize an image to the size I need, print it on card stock, paint it, and cut it out. For this series, I used fairies drawn by artist Phee McFaddell and paired them other stamped images and a variety of backgrounds and embellishments. Materials are for the entire series; “How to’s” are for the individual cards.
Fairy #3 – “Goldenseal and Cornflower”
Fairy from a coloring page available on-line was watercolored, wings edged in gold and painted with iridescent medium. Shoes and dress embellished with tiny rhinestones.
Lettuce, Gold, and Stream alcohol inks streaked on two pieces of glossy paper then glossy paper. On front piece, image of butterfly with swirls stamped in Versamark and embossed with iridescent embossing powder. Back piece stamped with small butterflies in Versamark and embossed in Gold. Front and back pieces layered onto three additional layers of finely textured aquamarine card stock.
Butterflies punched from vellum and covered with turquoise and aquamarine glitters. Fairy image and glitter butterflies glued over swirl design. Two of the larger butterfly used to create a 3-D butterfly in lower right corner, with upper butterfly embellished with glue pen and turquoise glitter. Back of card embellished with additional glitter butterflies and stamped image on which is written identifying information for card and artist signature. Card edged with turquoise colored glitter.
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 GMT Views: 375