Friday, March 12, 2010

Metal ATC's

The River City Stampers came up with a challenge to make an ATC (Artist Trading Card) with any material EXCEPT paper. Since I'm big into recycling, here's what I made with some metal printing press plates due to be thrown away.

Here's how I created these:


Scrap metal printing press plates

Adirondack Alcohol inks: Butterscotch, Stream, and Rust

Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber: Espresso

Sponge for each alcohol ink color

Swirl from Stampin' Up! Stitched Exotics

Sanding Block



Cuttlebug with Numbers envelope


• Measure & draw two ATC's at a time. Each ATC dimension will be 3.5 x 2.5
Do not cut apart until the following has been completed.

• Ink up sponge with Butterscotch & pounce at random over the metal piece.

• Repeat with colors; Stream and Rust

• Dry by blowing, it will dry very quickly.

• Ink up swirl stamp with Espresso dabber and stamp at random over metal

• Let dry

• Open Numbers envelope, place metal piece inside (just the right fit for 2 ATC's "uncut".

• Run through Cuttlebug to emboss numbers on metal piece.

• Remove from Cuttlebug envelope

• With sanding block, sand off all ink & acrylic paint off raised numbers.

• With a tissue, wipe excess metal grit off the metal

• Cut where you have marked to make 2 metal ATCs!

Note: If the plates have print on them, LEAVE ON. Perform the actions above and the print will show through to add depth to your piece!

Hope you enjoyed this technique as much I have enjoyed playing with the inks today.

Tutorial was created by Veronica Goff.


Cyndi Watkins said...

Ronnie, these are awesome!


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