Monday, March 25, 2013

UnRuly Glue ATC's

 Unruly PaperArts E-Zine is featuring ATCs this month (aka: formerly known as Gingersnaps).  I am joining in and showing how to create backgrounds for ATCs using glue as a resist.

 I first learned the technique of using glue as a resist in the Technique Junkies Newsletter (Distressed Glue Oct/Nov 2010 issue).

Supplies: School Glue - I used Elmers. PVC glue will also work.
White cardstock- I used Georgia Pacific- any cardstock will work- you can also used colored cardstock.

First you will apply glue to the white cardstock- use your creativity!  Here is how I added the glue:
Top row Lt to Rt- draw "U's" in rows, circle swirls, plain dots, dab on a dot onto the ATC and smear side to side with the end of your finger
Bottom row Lt to Rt- draw little circles, draw lines top to bottom and the zig zag side to side, random loose circles, the bottom one has waves at the bottom and clouds at the top.
 *You may need to gently swipe over the top of the background once you have applied color- carefully with a very slightly moistened paper towel or a baby wipe*. 

  More ideas- add a little glue to your fingers and swipe over bubble wrap. lay over the cardstock.
 Add a layer of glue drawn on in a grid over the top of another pattern- on the orange sample- you can see the side to side pattern under the grid.
Bottom row Lt- I used my fingers to add glue to a Rogue Redhead background stamp and stamped the glue on.
Bottom row middle and Rt ATC's on the  bottom row- I ran the cardstock through the Big Shot/Cuttlebug, then added glue to the raised embossing. Let it dry. Run the ATC background back through the embossing machine with NO embossing folder as many times as it takes to flatten down the embossing- add shims if necessary. When you add the Distress Inks, the glue will resist it and you will still have the embossing folder design on your cardstock.

 Take a punch and make a pattern- use a small strip of cardstock.  Apply the glue- beginning at the top through the hearts and move towards the bottom. Let it dry- apply distress inks.
I did try some backgrounds where I applied ink thickly and made patterns either with the glue or with different objects with uneven edges- these backgrounds are also cool- you cannot stamp images directly on those backgrounds because of the texture, but you could stamp an image and fussy cut it out and apply it to the ATC as an additional layer.

Here are some samples of ATC's made with some of the backgrounds shown above. All images by Rogue Redhead Stamps and all ink on the backgrounds is Ranger Distress Ink.

 The image is white embossed over the dot.bubble wrap background.

  I hope you enjoyed seeing how to use glue as a resist on ATC's- it would work on card backgrounds, Scrapbook pages and Art Journal pages as well.  I would love to see what you create!

Shelly Schmidt


Lynn McAuley said...

Beautiful creations with this great technique!!

Misty's said...

Oh WOW, you have been busy, Shelly. Brilliant technique ... certainly makes for great backgrounds and many more uses.
Michaela xx

jimlynn said...

Cool technique!!!! Love all the different patterns you can get from this. Great ATC's too! All are so pretty.

kiwimeskreations said...

Thanks for the inspiration Shelly - I need it today :-)Love all your variations using this one technique.

Penny said...

Someday I may actually have enough time to try some of the cool techniques you show us! This is really intriguing, and I love your results! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Sandi McLean said...

What fun you have had! You certainly have inspired me to give this a try. I am thinking a variation could be done to decorate eggs. Have a lovely week!

Shar B said...

Fantastic ATCs! I love all the great variation you got with all your fab designs!