Grumbacher is hosting an ATC swap for original art work so…I thought I would gave it a try. Below is an ATC that I made from scratch! No stamps (be still my heart)! I drew the flower image and hand wrote a thought that came to mind when I was considering “portal” swap theme. I colored the ATC with Grumbacher watercolors, Derwent Inktense pencils, and My Tattered Angels sprays. I then added shadowing and highlights with Pitt Artist pens. Oh, I almost forgot…I made my own dot stencil and used homemade modeling paste to add some texture to the card.
Creating a completely original piece of art (even a mini piece at only 2.5″ by 3.5″) was a real challenge for me. I enjoyed it a lot however, I am not ready to give up my stamps yet. lol
The best part of participating in these swaps is seeing what you will get in return. I can’t wait!