Everything comes in threes including ATCs! By Helen Pigott

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Good Morning! 
 It is starting to feel like autumn here in Hertfordshire 
 and there is nothing I like more on a day like today
 than grabbing a cuppa and hiding away in my craft room.  


Today I am sharing 3 autumnal floral ATCs.
What I did:

I started by making my backgrounds using a combination of yellow and orange Fresco Paints through the Distressed Harlequin stencil. These Dinky stencils are the perfect proportion for ATCs.


I chose 3 of the small funky flower heads and stems, marked the shape of the flower on the stem and trimmed to fit my card.


As I wanted the colours to 'pop' I gave the greyboard a thin layer of white paint, but you could also use Gesso.


Using 'London Bus' Fresco by PaperArtsy I covered the flower head below with 2 coats of paint.
I painted the other 2 flower heads in a similar way.


To liven up the colour I rubbed a little gold wax (or Lustre) lightly over the top, the effect is amazing. I have shown close ups of before and after the wax so you can see the effect it makes.


My 3 funky flowers all ready to go!


I used DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics to paint the stems, I mixed Green Gold and Yellow Green Light together and once it was dry I brushed a brown paint lightly over the top.


13 Arts have a lovely 6" x 6" paper pack called Rose Fields, I used this to back the open part of the flowers.


Once the flowers and stems were dry I glued them into place on my cards. I used a fine black journal pen to give a border and used Idea-ology 'ChitChat' stickers by Tim Holtz for titles.


My favourite flower is the one below, I love the Quinacridone Violet from DecoArt especially with the little bit of gold on the top.


What I used:


I hope you have enjoyed looking at my tutorial and have found some inspiration from it. I will be back next Saturday with another tutorial.


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7 comments

  1. These are gorgeous Helen. Such beautiful little works of art and love the touches of gold shimmer which make those funky flowers pop against the bright backgrounds.
    Fliss xx

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  2. Wonderful autumn colors, and love the gold wax , xx

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  3. A delightful trio of Atc's with a lovly autumnal feel. x

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  4. Gorgeous creations Helen, love the glimmer of gold
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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