Friday, March 16, 2007

how I make my atc's

Here is a little peek on how I put my atc's together.
if you click on the photo's you can view the images larger :) Paper does make it into my atc's but for the most part I use transparencies, fibers and fabric that most of the time I will stamp on with stazon ink.




Here are the completed atc's. This is for a small atc swap... the them is pink and its a 3 for 3 trade that goes to one girl... I call the set little girls grow.



each one is a little different I tend to edit as I go along. I would have to say that by far stazon ink is my #1 most used art supply in my studio and my sewing machine my most favorite tool!

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11 comments:

Heather said...

Thanks for the fun tutorial. I love your ATCs so much. Did you do the ArtFest ATC book?? I started on another batch of ArtFest ATCs today and have been working on charms. I am covered in leafing pen. LOL

kelly said...

i love these pink little baby girl butterflies! ooh they make me giggle and swoon. and i saw that grumpy girl stamp when we were in l.a. on wednesday. i knew i liked it and it was familiar but i couldn't remember where i'd seen it. YOU have it! you're worse than Barbie...YOU have Everything! lol! you are one fast woman! how do you do it all, ruth? how? do tell! hee, hee.

martha said...

What a wonderful tutorial, Ruth!Thank you! My Bernina is my best friend too. I've had her for 25 years! (my mom gave it to me for high school graduation -- because I was going to be a fashion designer....). I've never tried Stazon on fabric -- I use Ancient Page. Maybe I'll try Stazon today!

Cassondra W. CitrusFaire said...

I always wondered how you made your atc's. You make it look so easy, I have never stamped fabric, but you have now given me a reason to give it a shot! They look awesome, I hope I get lucky enough to get a trade with you at Artfest! Looking forward to meeting you!

primdollie said...

These are amazing (well i think ALL your work is!!! and love the instructions on how you created these!!! ) thanks so much for sharing you are such a dear!! love these and the colors and wow Stazon huh!!!?? have NEVER used that ink!! may have to give it a try!!
Hugs Linda

Patti G. said...

Hey Ruth girl, these instructions and pics are gggggggggreat! Shows your process and is fantastic! Love your Bernina huh? I can imagine! Did you name her?? Hehhe!
I think your atcs are fab and our turorial is awesome! Hugs,Patti

Bejeweled said...

Thank you for the great tutorials! It's amazing what you do with fabric and ink. Beautiful!!

Jacquelines blog said...

Hi Ruth, I also make my ATC's in series. I make series of 8 and trade 2 of them, the other ones I keep for myself. Wil you trade an ATC with me?

kristin (kleas) said...

this is wonderful! thanks for giving us all a little insight to how you operate. sounds like Artfest is some amazing get-together!

Plain Jane said...

great little tutorial Ruth! Thanks for your generousity in sharing your techniques. You are going to be the QUEEN of TRADES at Artfest!!

Loona said...

hi Ruth,
thanks for fantastic instructions.
this is so beautiful.