View Full Version : Bandana technic swap Due June 8

04-10-2012, 01:47 PM
Swap Due Date: Cards need to be in my hands no later than June 8
Signup/withdraw Date: so soon as possible.(mail to The Netherlands:8-10 days!)
Number of Cards: 3 for 3
Number of Participants: 20

I wanted to see a particular technique:

The Bandana technique.

Often used in the stamping, but I think you can do it also with a painted or a drawn-atc. (Maybe even with a photo).
It is the point, that you make accents with a white (gel) pen on your image.

On you-tube you can see the technic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoERwfthVQE&feature=player_embedded #!


-ATC Format( attention for the good format)
-return adressticker or -envelope(thinking to write also your country on it)
-username on your atc's(and real name or e-mailadres)on the backsite.
-please $1.00 (or USA postagestamps) or €1.00 when you are Europian,for me as host for returns, but when it's a probleme: I will pay for you.
-neat finishing cards.
-sent in your best work.

I will give iTrader ratings and maybe you can do that by your returns.( rep.points for the players and Rating for the host)

I am looking forward to your art and have fun:
red is in my home.

2Cad's Cradle-------withdraw
7Aidee----No cards and no contact.
15Just Ducky---------withdraw

04-10-2012, 09:34 PM
May I join please? This looks like fun. Thnk you for the YouTube link. I'm in the US.

Cat's Cradle
04-10-2012, 10:06 PM
Sounds like an intrresting technique. Sign me up, please.

04-11-2012, 12:36 AM
This looks like a lot of fun - please sign me up.

04-11-2012, 02:18 AM
Goodmorning( here in Holland:))
All the 3 palyers are welcome in this swap.
Cad's Cradle
I will add you on the list!

04-11-2012, 03:19 AM
Me please Alisl, always interested in a new technique :)

04-11-2012, 05:24 AM
Okey Mariloupatch.

04-11-2012, 06:16 AM
Well, could not resist and had to try this out.
First result:

04-11-2012, 06:45 AM
Wow...!Great mariloupatch!!
Nice technic ?
I love this technic.

04-11-2012, 02:09 PM
And here are the other 3, lovely technique, fast and fun!

98410 98409 98411

04-11-2012, 02:20 PM
Yessss great!!!!!!!!
Beautiful cards.!

Cat's Cradle
04-11-2012, 02:25 PM
Does the background have to be done in Distress Ink? Or can we use inks we're comfortable with?

04-11-2012, 03:50 PM
O no cad's Cradle,
You may use what you like!
Only a white gelpen must hold on the background:)

04-11-2012, 08:48 PM
I didn't use ink in the background but markers instead, wasn't really wanting the multi colors on this one, more a head bandana look on this one

04-11-2012, 11:11 PM
this is a very addicting technique! lol :) evening got away from me doing this one

04-12-2012, 12:43 AM
Yess Chamele,
They are great!
Thanks for showing

04-12-2012, 02:24 AM
how interesting! i do this on everything i make. its just part of my style. i had no idea it had a name! id love to play!

04-12-2012, 05:02 AM
Oww that's funny tehweavershand:)
This is indead a technic with that name: bandana.
It is with a white gelpen around al your stamps or creations.
I don't know how the history is from this technic.
i will google it.....:)

I will add you in the list.
have fun and I am curious!

04-13-2012, 12:09 PM
I want to play Alist! I made this one for the abstract thread, and it looks very similar. Would something like this qualify?

04-13-2012, 01:59 PM
He is very beautiful SunTrade.
I don't know if you have done it with a gel pencil??
It looks bandana!
I will add you!
Welcome in this swap?

04-13-2012, 03:36 PM
I would like to participate in this swap - this technique is so pretty!

04-13-2012, 03:47 PM
O nice Aidee.
You are welcome!!!!

04-15-2012, 04:13 PM
Here are mine. They are hand drawn, but I hope you like them!

04-15-2012, 05:03 PM
Yes SunTrade they are beautiful!
Thanks for showing. I am curious how they are in real:)

04-17-2012, 03:09 AM
I want to play, please sign me up, thank you.

04-17-2012, 07:01 AM
Okey, great julyschild. You are welcome!!

04-22-2012, 09:03 AM
I thought that I would refresh my memory on the technique by finding some sites in English. . . and became so enthused that I ended up with 4 cards made before I realised - SO much fun!! Thanks for introducing me to this technique alisl
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0033.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0034.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0035.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0036.jpg

04-22-2012, 02:04 PM
Donna those are AMAZING! I absolutely love them!

04-22-2012, 05:54 PM
I would like to join also, if there is still room?

04-23-2012, 03:08 AM
Wow Donnacr, they are lovely!!!!

And cdraz/ceedee you are very welcome.
I will add you...

04-23-2012, 09:04 AM
super fun so far!!

04-23-2012, 09:26 AM
cdraz - I like the stamps you used (your card reminds me of my first card - which I really like), great card!

04-23-2012, 09:57 AM
Looks like a fun technic...please sign me up!

04-23-2012, 03:23 PM
There are videos on you tube about this!



Do a search you may find plenty!

04-23-2012, 05:39 PM
Hi Suntrade,
Thanks for the links:)
But the links are not available and the first isnot a bandana technic:)
maybe you have given the wrong links??

Aschristman You are welcome.
And the technic is a technic with a white gelpen around the stamping pictures.
You cabn do accents but also lines.
See the exemple in the info of me.
when you are unsure...let it show before you sent in:):)

Artwhims you are also welcome.
i will add you!

04-23-2012, 06:21 PM
They work on this side .... I thought it was same tecnique ... Sorry I was just trying to help ....

04-24-2012, 02:40 AM
Suntrade: Now it works the second link.
It's indead very clear.
Maybe other players can take a look at that.
Thanks for help!

04-24-2012, 10:37 AM
This day I have received 3 envelopes.
great cards all!!
i have given an iTrader Rating so you can read there what I have writen.:)

04-25-2012, 01:53 AM
Hihi:) Yes I think.
It works addicted...:)

04-25-2012, 06:38 AM
I'd like to give it a try. May I please join?

04-25-2012, 01:23 PM
Hello laffqueen,
You are welcome!
I will add you.

04-26-2012, 04:02 AM
Great that you like this technic.
Thanks for showing your beautiful cards.
I am looking forward..

04-26-2012, 12:28 PM
Yep very addictive. I love it too. I need to buy a gel pen, believe it or not, I have never owned one ....

04-28-2012, 08:05 AM
Here they are. I loved learning about this technique. Thank you.

04-29-2012, 08:31 AM
Hello Suntrade.
i like it to read that yoiu will buy a gelpen:):)
It's so nice with that pen.....

and laffqueen, I like your cards.Paisley figures lend itself well for this technique
Thanks for showing them!!

And RedBritArt, You are welcome.
I am curious to your cards.
The technic is lovely and on this time my favorite:)

04-29-2012, 05:33 PM
o no... that's not necessary:):)
We like it ,but not all players do that or can do that.When I play in another swap I doesnopt, because I have also a probleme with post the images in the thread.
i have learned it, but ...when i try I was forgotten how to do that.
So it's not a condition:):)
Sent them to me, I am curious!

04-29-2012, 09:38 PM
I'd like to join. I tried out the technique before signing up and it is as addictive as everyone has said upthread. It's also quite relaxing! I should be finished by the end of the week.

04-30-2012, 08:53 AM
You are welcome in this swap complicious!
I like it that you have fun and relaxing with it:)
I will add you.

Just Ducky
05-01-2012, 12:04 AM
ok... this Duck is hooked... spend over an hour viewing the video... my slow moving internet just doesn't make watching any video pleasant... but got the idea.. and yikes I even have a white gel pen..

please sign my up...

05-01-2012, 07:29 AM
beautiful cards from Donnacr are received.
Great work!

05-01-2012, 07:29 AM
Just Ducky,
I like it that you have fun with this technic!!
I like him to.
So relaxed.
And I have add you!!Welcome.

Just Ducky
05-01-2012, 03:12 PM
oh dear... now I got to find a NEW white gel pen... I sat down to play with this super tech.... and my pen is dried UP.... sure don't know why.... might be because I have had this one pen sitting in drawer for about 4 years....:wideeyed: and I live almost 2 hours away from nearest carfty store... bummer... but never fear, I WILL figure this out.. and SOON... I wanna play..:(

05-01-2012, 04:16 PM
So I got a gel pen and tried it. I still like to apply the white with paint better. It seems to me that you have a more dramatic effect. Just my opinion though.

Thank you Alisl for showing us this technique... is awesome!

05-02-2012, 04:05 AM
O ducky. I know what a big disappointment for you should be.
I hope you manage to get one to get.
Maybe SunTrade would you explaine how to use whitw paint.
I like it but how did you get so fine lines?
Whit a pencil?
Maybe Ducky can try it....
Maybe Ducky it helps the gel pen in a mug with warm water for a few minutes??
or the roller with alcohol cleaning??

05-02-2012, 08:04 AM
I mailed mine yesterday.........................

05-02-2012, 12:39 PM
I use gouache paint. Is kind of watercolor but opaque, and then I use a very thin line brush.

05-02-2012, 03:09 PM
Okey thanks for explaine SunTrade.
and cdraz/ceedee ia am curious to your cards and looking forward:)!

05-03-2012, 02:46 PM
Here are mine:

05-03-2012, 05:39 PM
Great!Thanks for showing !!

Just Ducky
05-04-2012, 01:07 AM
don't know what I am doing wrong... I have tried several times and my problem is when I use the 2 different white gel pens I am trying... the white just melts away on my black stamped image... and I am using ..StazOn ink pad.. the pens I have tried are...Pentel sunburst and the other from a craft store just says.. Ultimate Gel, by American Crafts..
I hope to try a nother one Saturday, if the scrapbook store gets them in...
I not giving up.... challange....

05-04-2012, 01:16 AM
Just Ducky, that's why I use paint ... maybe you can try an acrylic paint pen? I think that would work for you. Hopefully you have one around ...



05-04-2012, 02:27 AM
I hope so Duckey.
I did use a gelpen and no probleme.
Maybe you must not doe it on the black stazon ,but near the stazon....
Or maybe for the twice over it when it is dry?:)
I hope you have luckey and fixed it....
Thanks for let us know SunTrade how you do that.
But the moste bandana technics are finished with a gelpen...so I don't know how it doesnot works bij Duckey:):)

05-04-2012, 12:51 PM
:mask: just popped in to check this out ... must lurk for now ...
I use Gelly Roll pens ... the best I have found so far
Also I love the Sharpie Paint pens ... they work on surfaces that gel pens will not.

awesome technique, by the way!!

05-05-2012, 05:13 AM
complicious - your cards are gorgeous - I REALLY like your gold card, love the background and the stamp.

ducky - while I was still in China I could not find a white pen ANYwhere but I did have a fine white-out pen. With a little practise it worked:huh::yes:

05-06-2012, 09:40 PM
I agree that the gel pens gets kind of eaten! LOL.

05-07-2012, 04:44 AM
Haha, yes SunTrade:):)

And The cards are good RedBritArt.
Enough white lines:):)
They are very nice!!!
Sent them to me...
and I will see them in real ( mostly much moere better then on the photo!!)

05-07-2012, 07:13 PM
Mailed my cards today!

Cat's Cradle
05-07-2012, 11:24 PM
I need to withdraw. I bought my distress inks and now can't find them anywhere. Don't have anything else appropriate to use on these.

05-07-2012, 11:57 PM
If there is still room, would I please be able to join this swap! I've just been playing with this technique and totally agree its addictive. :)

05-08-2012, 07:32 AM
don't know what I am doing wrong... I have tried several times and my problem is when I use the 2 different white gel pens I am trying... the white just melts away on my black stamped image... and I am using ..StazOn ink pad.. the pens I have tried are...Pentel sunburst and the other from a craft store just says.. Ultimate Gel, by American Crafts..
I hope to try a nother one Saturday, if the scrapbook store gets them in...
I not giving up.... challange....
Hi Ducky, I bought some of my white paint pens in Seattle at the Utrecht Art Supplies shop they are "molotow 127HS in 1 and 2 mm pen. They are perfect, but you have to be patient, it takes a while till the paint starts to come, but then it is wonderful to work with. Hope this helps you.

05-08-2012, 03:43 PM
I am looking forward to your cards and also to the cards from aschrisman!

Thanks for let me know cadscrady that you must withdraw.
Oo what a bad day when you cannot find your ink:):)

D-Dazzled71 you are very wecome!!
i will add you.

And RetBritArt I will sent a Pm for my adress.

Thanks Mariloupatch for explaine and thinking and help the players:)

05-08-2012, 03:48 PM
Cdraz/ceedee your beautiful cards are arrived!
read your iTrader Rating:)

05-09-2012, 05:48 AM
Here are my cards -my first attempt using this technique. I agree it's kind of addictive, and you can get such a varied effect, I love it!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/14962/small/2_Bandana_Technique_0002.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/14962/small/1_Bandana_Technique_0001.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/14962/small/2_Bandana_Technique_0001.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/14962/small/1_Bandana_Technique.jpg

05-09-2012, 07:01 AM
Can I join?

05-09-2012, 05:33 PM
Wow, great cards D-dazzled!!Thanks for showing.

And of course Elena you can play!!

05-11-2012, 06:56 AM
hello Complicious and Aschrisman,
Your lovely bandana-cards are arrived here in Holland.
So nice to open the mail and look and look to that beautiful art-work.!!
read your i Tradres for thanks.

05-12-2012, 05:03 AM
Yes jenniferk,
You are welcome.
i see you are a newbie:):)
Read the info and ask my adress when you are ready: so i am curious to your cards!

05-12-2012, 05:56 PM
It's okey Jenniferk!

05-12-2012, 07:32 PM
Fun technique. My cards are done. Please sign me up.

05-12-2012, 08:04 PM
I would love to join in! This will be a stretch for me, but I love bandanas and have collected real ones over the years. Great idea!

05-13-2012, 03:38 AM
Hi Maineatc
and Blanche .you are welocme in this swap.
I like it that you know about this technic.
And I am curious to your art-work.
have fun.

05-14-2012, 03:01 PM
Hi alisl! Is it too late to sign up? I've never done this....looks like fun!

05-14-2012, 05:11 PM
It's okey Nimo.
You can play because there's one player withdraw:)

05-14-2012, 06:55 PM

05-15-2012, 07:47 PM
I have mine ready. This was do much fun! Please send address. I will post pics soon.

05-16-2012, 05:15 AM
Okey Blanche I am Curious.
I will pm you for my addy.:)

05-16-2012, 08:31 AM
I put them in the mail yesterday....too much fun!!

05-16-2012, 11:55 AM
As promised, here are my cards - this was sooooo much fun! :jiggy:

05-16-2012, 04:21 PM
Okey Nimo,
i will let you know when they arrived:)

Wow Blanche what a great cards!I like them!!

05-17-2012, 07:33 AM
Blanche - those cards are amazing!!

05-17-2012, 07:34 AM
Blanche, gorgeous cards!!!! Could choose all 4 of them!!!

Just Ducky
05-19-2012, 12:09 AM
so OK... me and this duck now has a box full of white gel pens... still having slow process... but think my biggest problem was the paper I was using... found this idea don't work good on watercolor paper... (dah)... so think I doing better now... I AM gonna get this going over the weekend... (hope-oh-hope)
and thanks all you guys for your help in what pens I needed to try... getting close now...

05-19-2012, 05:10 AM
ooo ooo just Duckey,I see it : the big box with difference gel-pens:):)
O i hope so you can fixed-it now!!
Going on...!! And it will be finished!
I am curious.

05-21-2012, 09:23 AM
Hi Elena,
Very beautiful cards did you sent in.
I like them.
Read your itrader:):)

Just Ducky
05-21-2012, 01:56 PM
so sorry... I tried, really I have... but for me ??? this just is not happening... I have a waste basket full (over full) of yuck cards... I am at a lose as to why I just can't make this happen... I am just not happy with what I have done ..:(

Alisl, please remove me from your swap and I hope I am not to late for someone else to pick up my spot...

05-21-2012, 03:02 PM
oh what a pity! You were doing so well and trying.
Maybe you can show me what you made.???
A pity that you do not participate, but yes you should like your own work,of course

05-22-2012, 11:07 AM
Your atc's are arrived here in Holland.
thanks for all.
Read your iTrader:)

05-23-2012, 06:50 AM
Jenniferk, your beautiful atc's are in my home now.
Read you iTrader:)

05-26-2012, 05:35 PM
here are mine. this is a new take on a familiar technique for me. fun stuff! thanks so much for teaching us all something new!

05-27-2012, 04:33 PM
Wpow, great cards theweavershand!!
Thanks for showing!
And nice that you like this technic .

05-29-2012, 07:30 AM
Today beautiful cards from arthwhims!!!

06-01-2012, 12:51 AM
mine went out in the mail today.

06-04-2012, 11:53 AM
D-dazzled71 Your beautiful cards are arrived.
Read your iTrader:)

06-04-2012, 09:30 PM
Just went through the thread to see the artwork. Really great work. I watched the utube video too. I need to try this technique. Thanks for sharing all.

06-05-2012, 04:37 AM
I like it that you will try this technic,JSilver
But be warned: it is addictive:)

06-05-2012, 10:51 AM
Theweavershand, Your beautiful cards are arrived.
Read your iTrader:)

only the cards from Aideee....
She does not give any reaction.
When the due date is coming : I will trade also if her cards are not arrived.
A little communication can be change my mind:)
When they are in the mail earliėr... i will wait:)

06-08-2012, 05:20 PM
I have heard nothing from Aidee.
So I am going to swap this cards.
Tomorrow i would do it and they are going in the mail. But it's weekend and i think the returns are going to your home's on monday, because the postoffices are closed..
But i hope the cards are soon by everyone:)
thanks for playing!!
Nice swap. And great players.
maybe rep points ?or iTrader? I hope you will do that when you received your returns:):)

06-08-2012, 07:00 PM
Great swap. I leaned about a technique and never tried it before. And I love it!

06-13-2012, 06:42 AM
My cards arrived yesterday, and the are gorgeous! Thank you Alisl for a great swap and the wonderful returns from Blanche Laffqueen and Donnacr. Of to give well earned points!

06-15-2012, 05:25 PM
My returns arrived today! I'm the lucky owner of cards by Artwhim, Julyschild, and laffqueen. Thanks so much to our host for introducing me to this great technique; I'm using it on some of my cards for the bee swap.

06-16-2012, 03:35 PM
woohoo...my beautiful returns are here! thanks so much, alisl, for hosting, educating us and introducing us to this technique.

thanks to D-dazzled71, Blanche and Nimo for the gorgeous cards!!

06-16-2012, 04:53 PM
Thanks for the compliments and let us know and the iTrader and rep.points!:)
Great players in this swap!

06-16-2012, 07:23 PM
Mine are here too! What a great swap and idea! Off to leave rocks and traders!

06-17-2012, 11:30 AM
Thanks for let us know and for the points and iTrader.
Glad that the cards are in your home.

06-18-2012, 05:33 PM
please add me to the waitlist

06-19-2012, 03:29 AM
Oww catladybj.....this swap is finished.Only i am waiting till the returns are safely.
Some people have not the returns and I have swapped-out a week ago..:)
I am so sorry for you.

06-19-2012, 07:17 PM
Received gorgeous cards from theweavershand, MaineATC, and mariloupatch!
Thank you, alisl for such a fun swap!

06-20-2012, 03:26 AM
My truly stunning cards arrived yesterday from: cdraz, mariloupatch and red brit art.

Thanks for a wonderful swap alisl and I look forward to what you do next

off to leave points for all

06-20-2012, 05:17 AM
Oww catladybj.....this swap is finished.Only i am waiting till the returns are safely.
Some people have not the returns and I have swapped-out a week ago..:)
I am so sorry for you.

well duh!!! my face is red!!! I guess I thot it was july 8th! lots of time : )
time to get my eyes checked that is! I am due at the eye drs.

oh well another time!

06-27-2012, 12:38 AM
My cards from this wonderful swap arrived today! Thanks for the great cards artwhims, jennifurk, and theweavershand. I loved them all. Thanks for being a great host alisl and introducing this wonderful new technique to me.! :)