Sunday, September 24, 2023

Home Sweet Home

Autumn is on its way, and it´s time to make some Halloween ATCs for the annual swaps.

Sunday, September 17, 2023


I´ve had that PaperArtsy Rusting Powder on my desk for a while now but hadn´t tried it yet. When I saw this month´s theme for the Visible Image ATC swap "Rusty", its time had come! 

I used a brick stencil with gel medium, then used the powder on top and sprayed with a mixture of vinegar and water. I could see the effect very soon but let it work overnight, and I received a lovely brick texture of real rust. 

In advance, I had masked the snail on the ATC and the owl on the accompanying card and thought it might look interesting to use shimmering watercolours on these - just believe me that these look great, unfortunately my scanner doesn´t show the shimmer. Finally I added the text and embossed it in black and white.