Being Creative with your ATC Backgrounds


Creating Your Own One of a Kind ATC BackgroundsBesides being a mixed media artist as well as writing for mixed media art, Shari Welch also enjoys helping others discover their creativity. She has been in a number of art shows in her hometown of Denton where she also volunteers on the education committee, teaches workshops, art camps, and performs art demos. At some point, she needed to find a way to produce a series of artist’s trading cards with the same background colour scheme while being able to make each an original little piece of art in itself.  On the other hand she loves Gelli plate because it is reusable and cleans up easily. As a result she tried to print out GelliArts gel printing plate and this is how she did it: –

Materials used

  • Flower masks and stencils by Heidi Swapp
  • DecoArt acrylic paints
  • 8×10 printing plate
  • Stencils by Prima
  • Rubber brayer
  • Stencils by Tim Holtz
  • White card stock 8.5×11 (cut to 8×10 after printing)
  • Yarn, texture tool, cut out decorative paper

With template in hand, you can create a colour scheme and print out sets of ATC background. However she says that from you can get a better understanding of what the gel printing plate is, and what you can create using it. On the same site, you will get instructions, projects, and Youtube videos.


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