Sunday, August 4, 2013

More ATCs and some handmade envelopes...

Yesterday and this morning I made some more ATCs to swap. Flowers for the Swap-Bot Floral ATC swap, and wouldn't you know it, I forgot to scan all 4. These are the two left over. The ones sent were similar but in pink and purples. The background is gelli printed onto watercolor paper and the flowers hand drawn with Posca pens and Sharpies.

flower ATCs1

I need to come up with a good system of cataloging and storing my ATCs now that I am back to doing them. When I used to trade these before (late 1990s into the early 2000s) I didn't have much of any system and it drove me nuts! This time I plan to start out with at least a spreadsheet and addresses in a file. I could probably Google it and someone may have already made one available out there.

Then I had a request for some of the postal ATCs I had already sent out to the MMSA swap so I made some more to swap. I am not sure why I keep making five, which is an awkward number to scan!

More postal ATCs

And then I made some handmade envelopes to send the swaps in. I used some of the old topo maps I have that I have used to clean off my brayer from gelli printing. Big swatches of colors with the topo map showing through here and there. One of the fronts:

Env1

And one of the backs, glued closed then decorative washi tape on top.

Env2

Linked to:
August Gelli Party
Show and Tell Saturday

11 comments:

  1. wow those are really cute!

    love that envelope

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  2. Really nice envelopes!
    Gabriele

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  3. I recognize that tape! Putting all those stamps to good use, I see, and the maps make great envelopes. Glad to see you've been in the art room.

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  4. I really like the ones with the postage stamps :D

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  5. Fun stuff going on here - I'm a new follower so I can keep up with what you're doing....I did some postal ATCs for MMSA too so maybe we'll connect thru that.

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  6. Love those ATCs. The flowers are lovely :)

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  7. Love your ATCs...I'm in that swap also.......wonder if you were sending to me because I'd love to get one of those! :-)

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  8. ATC magic here! Love how you've used the Gelli prints in them! So glad you shared this with the party!

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