Monday, January 25, 2016

EXPLORE ATC tutorial by Asmah

Good day everyone! It's me Asmah taking you to another fun and simple quick tutorial today.

I used a piece of heavy drawing paper to make six pieces of ATC. Using PVA glue to adhere torn brown papers on the drawing paper for layering and texture effect.

Next I gesso-ed the surface and decided on what colors to apply next.

As you can see in the picture below I have some watercolors here that I planned to combine and experiment so I happily mix and brush away the colors...

and keep adding more colors...

until I feel satisfied at this point where I used bottle cap to press on the wet paint to make some circle patterns to add interest.

After the paint was dried naturally, I used modeling paste through Retro Circles ARTplorations stencil to have more striking patterns.

When dried naturally once again, I cut the paper into six ATC. My measurement is 3" by 4".

I used STAMPlorations bold sentiment stamps Explore and Create to make up the quotes. I also stamped part of butterfly wings randomly using Blossom Like A Butterfly stamp for interest.

Okay here's the change of plan as I reached tail end, I decided to highlight the word explore with silver pen. I could have just stamped it using silver ink pad in the first place or heat emboss in silver (yes, I hear you, lol).

And some up-close shots:

I hope I have inspired you today and I shall be back on Friday with a tag tutorial coming up next.

Until then. Happy exploring!

Hugs and smiles,


  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration. Loved how you used lots of colours for the background for the white circles to pop and look fabulous. Would never have thought to use a silver pen to colour in the sentiment at the end...looks better than heat embossed and blends in so well with your project x

  2. Stunning ATCs Asmah!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

  3. This is such a good tutorial. You have used so many colors and techniques. Lovely


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