A trio of ATCs using beads.
Firstly I sorted out some already coloured backing card from my stash. I found enough for the three ATCs I needed to make. I decided that I would try to use bits that I already had , rather than start the whole process from scratch.
First one was using a piece of silk on which I had made a rubbing, using Markal Paint Sticks. I attached the beads and added a little colour with glitter pens. I then stamped and embossed the background card, using gold embossing powder . The heart was cut from a scrap of fabric paper, stitched around the heart and stitched the face to the middle. Finished off with gold Krylon around the edges.
With the second I stamped and embossed the background card, this time using copper embossing powder. I used a piece of lutrador, that had been stencilled using moulding paste, coloured with treasure gold (copper) and heavily distressed. I stitched this to a piece of red silk and randomly attached sequins and beads.
Number three, I again stamped and embossed the background card. I had a small piece of fused fabric that I’d made at a workshop ( Margaret Beale), so I cut this to the correct size and added sequins and beads.