For our annual project at Stamp Club we were tasked with making an ATC (Artist Trading Card) for every month of the year. The basic cards were all prepared with a wash of gesso ready to accept any colouring medium I decided to use. I chose an old book to display/keep them in, maybe not such a wise decision in hindsight. The idea sounded good but, once the ATC’s were placed in the pages it got a little…full!
The book itself was an old reference book purchased at a library sale in California – we lived out there for several years a long time ago. I paid the princely sum of 49 cents for this so I don’t think I’ve wasted lots of money here. 🙂 I cut out groups of pages and then stitched pockets on the remaining ones. I held the groups of pages together with eyelets through which I threaded various yarns – that’s what gives the very messy look! Before the yarn though I gessoed the pages and then stamped the months of the year on a page and embossed with white powder. After spraying through stencils I wiped the inks off the embossed letters to reveal them again.
I have made three of each ATC ready to swap and there are extra pages at the front and back of the ‘months’ ready for any others I have/will get in the future.
Click on a photo for a larger image plus a description of the thought process. 😉