ATC: Be True

Be True ATC  
This is an ATC I made inspired by one of the many wonderful and inspiring process video's Jenn Engle has on her You Tube. In this video she uses letter stickers on her art journal background for extra texture and serendipitous design. I loved the idea so much I created an ATC using some number letters stickers of which I have so many and almost never use!

Be True ATC

I've used one of my fave butterfly stencils and next to it I added the numbers in a cascading flow over the stencil design. Then gessoed the piece with white gesso and then around the edges with black gesso. In the white parts I dripped some Roher and Klinger calligraphy ink in Alt Goldgrün and Cyan Blau. The calligraphy ink is thicker and has a shellac base so it clung to the gesso pretty well. I did spritz some water over it to get it to dilute and flow better over the raised edges. The sentiment Bue True (from VLVS!) was well as the butterfly was stamped on a left over piece of water color paper, and before I adhered it with pop up dots I spattered some white and magenta ink over the card. I added some threads in the same colors around the popped up aria's, edged the card with white ink and matted it onto black card stock. 

I really loved using the stickers this way and with definitely use this technique again :) Thanks again for the inspiration Jenn :)

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Stamps and stencils fabric and fibers
Stamping sensations May Butterflies, fairies and fantasy
STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge May 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


  1. This is Gorgeous! I so love texture and you managed so much on this atc without looking over done! Beautiful work! Jackie xx

  2. A lovely mixed media piece, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations May challenge.

    B x

  3. What a beautiful mixed media project.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  4. This is too cute for words even! Love the background with the pop of color! Thank you for playing along with us over at the STAMPlorations Monthly Mixed Media Challenge.


  5. The background is really gorgeous and really in love with the butterflies. Thank you for your participation and support at STAMPlorations May Mixed Media Challenge See you again soon Cheetarah :)
    Hugs and smiles,
    STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team
    Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

  6. <3 your ATC!!!!!! Thanks for joining in with us at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge with this one too!!!

  7. WOW!!! That looks so cool. Love your work! Thank you for joining us over at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge. xx Susanne.


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