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