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    welcome sheshedoesit and Elliejaybird!

    I got a roll of the metal ball chain at Hobby Lobby. I'm pretty angsty to try these two techniques because of how "unique" my previous experiment with pouring paints went. I will persevere though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haagmm View Post
    welcome sheshedoesit and Elliejaybird!

    I got a roll of the metal ball chain at Hobby Lobby. I'm pretty angsty to try these two techniques because of how "unique" my previous experiment with pouring paints went. I will persevere though!

    Oh that opens up some new ideas to me. I will be experimenting soon.

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    I am waiting for my 2 books on painting abstracts.

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    Sign me up please!!! 🤩
    My Available ATCs http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gall...rchcatidsuri=4
    I usually have postcards/bookmarks and other small art for trade too!

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    Mail Call - dnewton and Elliejaybird your cards have arrived!
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    Chimerix - your wonderful cards arrived today!
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    My abstract painting books arrived. One has been useful and mentioned techniques to try. the other one is technical and not so useful. So I have a cardtable drying area and assorted acrylic abstract paintings on it. Almost ready to cut them up into ATCs.

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    My plan is to try at least three different techniques I’ve been curious about, do several cards, then choose the best 4 for the swap.
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    Is anyone ready to post pics of their experiments?
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    I will try to do that! Just got back from the store with a small box of crayons and two bottles of nail polish. We shall see!
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    Sounds fun CiCi!! I am hoping to have time this weekend to try my pouring with the metal beaded chain swipe. If I get any done I'll post pics also.
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    My cards are in the mail.

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    I tried melting crayons with an iron, here is the technique:
    I lightly drew the iris outline with pencil. I scraped crayon shavings with my fingernail using the violet color (a lighter lavender might have been better, but that would have required a bigger crayon box!) I carefully placed the shavings inside the iris outline, allowing for space to spread with the melting. Did the same with green crayon shavings for the stem. I placed a square of parchment paper over the iris and turned my iron on low (silk setting). Placed the iron on top of the parchment paper for about 3 seconds and lifted directly off. Waited a couple of minutes and lifted the parchment paper off. I painted the iris outline with purple acrylic for better definition, same with the green stem. The yellow "beards" were done with 3-D paints. I finished up by painting a blue acrylic background and cut to ATC size. The center picture should be on the end
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    I would like to join.
    These are all of Yosemite National Park in California. For each I used a "dip pen" plus a brush wash with Winsor and Newton "Nut Brown" ink on heavy matting board. I will probably make more as I'm just now getting a hang of how to draw dipping the nibs into ink rather than using a drawing pen.

    After buying pens and ink today, these cards are averaging me $12 each! Going to the artist supply store is never cheap!

    Half Dome.jpg Half Dome

    Lower Yosemite Falls.jpg Lower Yosemite Falls

    Yosemite Falls.jpg Yosemite Falls

    Yosemite Valley.jpg Yosemite Valley
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    "If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and the voice will be silenced" Van Gogh

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    And three of the Grand Canyon, Arizona

    Colorado River, Grand Canyon.jpg Colorado River

    Hiking in the Grand Canyon.jpg Hiking in the Grand Canyon

    Rafting on the Colorado River.jpg Rafting on the Colorado River
    "If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and the voice will be silenced" Van Gogh

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    CiCi and Jo - Awesome art pics - thank you for posting!
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    I have a 'Make Your Own Stamp' kit . . . does that count? If so, please sign me up.
    I have only had it for two years and want to try it but need a push . . . . please push me! lol
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    How fun! I have some new art toys(x-mas presents) that I can use for this swap. Iím excited to get started. Woohoo!!
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    Lurking...I want to try trace monoprints using picture frame glass & washable markers. Is it ok for my cards to all use the same picture to trace? There would be variations inherent to monoprinting & variations in the colors used.

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    Bishopmate- yes, that counts!
    Bunnymther- yes, we have plenty of players so you can work with the same image for all your cards
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