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Thread: ATCoin Series: Monochromatic (White) ~ Due December 22, 2018

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    Thinking about "how long it takes" to make ATCs ...
    Many of the ATCs I've made over the years have been 'digital'. Occasionally it's a straight photo that I've taken, but more often is it 'line art' that I have made by messing with my photo to get something more abstract. A few have been totally created on the computer (no photo involved), but those are usually less pleasing to me. I also 'sketch' on my iPad and then print those drawings out.
    Here's the link to three images I just uploaded as examples of my digital work...



    So if the ATC exists in a digital form, I print out 'limited editions' 9-up on a page (with unique #s on the back of each).
    How do I count time on these? I might find one photo in a hundred that can be turned into line art; and if I try for a day but don't end up with anything I think is good, I'll just abandon that effort and try a different image to start anew. Once I HAVE created something I like, then it's a little more time to catalog it (making the #d backs), print it, cut it, and glue the backs on each. Then I have 9 cards to trade.
    If, on the other hand, I am making cards by hand; I often also start with a full sheet of paper. That way my backgrounds are all similar and the series has more cohesion. I like abstracts and simple line drawings -- which can go quickly. Zen-drawn cards take longer. I also make ATCs from WHATEVER technique I'm into at the time. So I have ones made from mosaics (yes, concrete and all!), encaustic, embossed aluminum, heat embossing, and fabric. (The ceramic attempts didn't work because I never got the clay thin enough and the right size once it was fired.)

    I find making art to be a joy and I have often lost myself in the computer for hours just playing with images. (These days, I will more often slip out into our garage and make 'swiped acrylics' instead!) So however long one card takes to make IT'S JUST ENOUGH TIME to love it into being.
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    PS: We are leaving next Saturday for 2 weeks, so I'll see whether or not I can get some new white-on-white cards made by Thursday. If I do, I'll let you know and join. Otherwise I'll go green with you-all next month!
    Until then, I'm just really enjoying seeing all the wonderful art and listening in to the chatter.
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    Coins are in from ali, Beverley, and CherylS
    Now hosting: Monochromatic Coin Series: Blue and Yellow; Trash to Treasure XI (Eleven)

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    My coins will be on their way tomorrow!

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    Linda4atc, both sets of coins arrived today!
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    Hi
    Sorry about this, but I thought that I had signed up for this swap ..... is there still room for a little one who has her coins ready to post to join in ...... please.... pretty please ....
    God Bless, Christine ..... www.atcwannabee.blogspot.co.uk

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    Of course! Plenty of time still
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    I found this to be very challenging!!! Here are my cards:

    ATCoin Series Monochromatic White.jpg

    I will mail them tomorrow.
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    Lovely!
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    Very pretty coins, AngelJoy!
    There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

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    Well, I didn't finish anything. And we leave on our trip soon, so I'll not actually sign up. Hope to do the next ones, though. I love the idea of monochrome!
    Beautiful work, everyone!
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    2 MORE WEEKS
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    Suzi, your coins arrived yesterday
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    For some unknown reason, the envelope I mailed last week was returned to me. It looks like they read the sender's address instead of yours. I will try again to send it to you.

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    Oops...
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    I have some white coins done - so can you please add me to this swap? I have your address so they'll go out today. Thanks!

    The one with flowers is actually silver and white. The picture makes it look black.
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    My coins are in the mail today.
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    My white coins went into the post on Friday - had PC probs so haven't been able to tell you earlier. They are in the same envelope as my green coins.
    Hope they all arrive safely.
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    Very pretty Bishopsmate!
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    I need to withdraw. 'Tis the season to be overwhelmed. I'll be back for the green coin swap!

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