Hello everyone, Alison here from Words and Pictures with a festive little ATC for you today. I love the Calico Craft Parts ATC blanks, as you'll know if you follow along here, and this time I've used one of the decorative framed versions - so lovely to play with.
I started with a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Titan Buff on the ATC Wood Blank with Snowflake Frame, and added a couple of spritzes of Media Mister in White Shimmer. I then sanded back for a distressed look.
I painted the background with Raw Umber, and then used Distress Paints to create a soft blended look over the top. The next layer was white-paint-stamped snowflakes, and then some clear-embossed music notation - which you only really get to see when you move it around.
I quite liked the frame as it was, but I decided I wanted some more texture, so I played around with some DecoArt Crackle Glaze, various Antiquing Creams and then some deliberate overheating with the heat gun.
I wanted texture and boy I got it!
The two little birds are actually remnants from another project which I've not revealed yet...
... but I couldn't throw away leftovers this pretty!
I hope you like my little Snowflake ATC, and I hope you're ready for the festive time ahead.
Here's wishing you all a peaceful and joyous Yuletide, and I'll see you here in 2016.
Words and Pictures