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ATCs

I had a good crop day, even if I didn’t actually CROP.  What I DID do was make a load of ATCs for the upcoming WOYWW crop and anniversary exchange.  Now I know some people like to keep their ATCs under wraps, but this is the lot I did for the “extra” exchange.  I’ll do a special one for the person above me exchange (or is it the person below? I forget, but am sure Julia will specify again) so not worried about showing these.  I figure most of the exchange will come AT the WOYWW crop so people will see them anyway.

When trying to decide on the design, I figured I should use the techniques that I am “known” for – that means Gelli prints and digital manipulation, I guess would be the best way to say it.  So these all have Gelli prints as the base, some printed bits, and the image of me that I manipulated and then carved on an eraser to make a stamp.

MEstamp

Not too bad in the end.  Not as perfect an image as the manipulated photo (and some of the ATCs do have a printed version on them instead of a stamped one, just for variety) but not too bad at all.

WOYWWatc

Can you tell the difference from a distance?  A few need final touches but overall the selection is done! And all of them are backed with my ATC back printables from yesterday so now it’s just the handwritten bits I need to add!

I was also super excited as Julia and I popped out to do some errands and stopped in (cause I begged) to Kraft Krazy – I wanted a few Kaisercraft stamps) and she still had some of the Clearly Better stamp pads!  I have the brown and black already but added a Graphite one to my collection.  They really ARE better for clear stamps.  I’m not sure they are still being made anymore but if you find them, grab them.   And I got two sets of border stamps I adore – used on the ATCs, I’m sure you will note.

2WOYWWatc

Ah, now I am seeing the sun too, so best get that laundry done and hung out to dry….