Friday, October 17, 2014

Spooky RubberMoon ATC Book by Kersten Christianson

Halloween is in the air and on the page!  And in this case, on what started as a sheet of watercolor paper that morphed into ATCs and became a mini book of Halloween goodness.






 First, I used my Caran d'Ache watercolor crayons to create vibrant background color for each stamp used.  It was a kind of scribble and add water effect.  Next, I used StazOn Jet Black ink to stamp each image on top of my watercolor scribbles.  The jack o'lantern is the only image I stamped first, and colored after.






Rubbermoon stamps used for this project include:  Witch Houses (ge2602), Blue Ribbon Pumpkin (db4795), Hanging Jacks (db4924), Scary House (ge2740),and Scary Neighbors (rm2827).






 I used a heavy black cardstock for the background of each ATC.  From there, I trimmed or square cut each stamped image to my liking.







 This ATC back took a bit of direct to paper Peacock Blue Distress ink and dry brushed acrylic orange paint.  Wouldn't a tree of Hanging Jacks be a funky sight to encounter out in the woods?






More acrylic paint added to this background with a yellow gold trim added after the card's assembly.  The spooky words are add-ons, ephemera from Retro Cafe Art.






 Here is the growing piles of ATCs.






 More acrylic painted background effects.






This little house is about one of my favorite Halloween images.  Once I had stamped the primary image, I applied a thin layer of Gesso to newsprint paper and restamped the house on this.  The image was then cut out and applied to my ATC.




An eyelet was added to the upper left corner of each ATC.  Through each I ran a piece of skull ribbon and voila!  Happy Halloween! :)



10 comments:

  1. What WONDERFUL COLOR! These are COOL!

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  2. Now THIS is a TREAT!! wonderful vibrant work as always!!

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  3. Such a cool project! I love the vibrant color combos and the stamps really stand out against the colorful backgrounds.

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  4. Thanks for sharing a fun project.

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  5. You've inspired me to get out my watercolor crayons. These colors are so delicious!

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  6. I love this! ATCs are fun and a book of them is a great way to display them.
    (just so you know "the Scary House" is really Romy's design)

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  7. I really love this, super creative and very inspiring!

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