I really loved the result I got with May’s ATC cards. I know I haven’t shared my cards in a long time but these I just couldn’t keep to myself.
I printed out some fairy clip art in black and white. My plan was to use this technique for transferring the images to my ATC card blanks. I bought the Chartpak blending pen a few months ago and have very little success with it. Something I discovered is that the image you use to transfer has to be fairly fresh from the printer. These were just a few hours old and came out amazing. However, my blender seemed to be a little dysfunctional and stopped working all together rather early in my project.
I went back to the bookstore – the only place I know I can get Chartpak markers and they did not have a single blending pen. I searched for something that I thought would work and went with a light purple because it sort of matched my color scheme. I had no idea how it would work but it did. It did leave color behind as well but that worked too.
I should note that I used store bought ATC blanks in Bristol smooth.
After I transferred all my images, I colored them in with colored pencil. Just so you know, I have a collection of random pencils. No idea what the brand is for most of them but I can’t imagine they are expensive pencils at all. But with a little work, they colored beautifully.
After that, I filled in the white space with watercolor. I’m so proud of these two – I created the brown. Again, cheap watercolors because I haven’t spent a lot of money on my supplies. The end result of these cards made me so happy and, in the end, that’s what matters.