Paper cutting experiments - Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge and Creative Tuesday paper crafts

Hi everyone! On Friday I had a rare evening in alone which has given me the chance to play with paper! For a while now I have been meaning to explore a bit more into the world of Artist Trading Cards (ATC's), which, for those of you who don't know (like I didn't!), are 2.5 inch by 3.5 inch mini, collectable works of art. I asked Ike from 'Ike's World' for a few recommendations on where to start with ATCs and she pointed me in the direction of Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge. This week the theme is 'tree houses' so I thought I'd have a go!

I wanted to create a 3D piece and I had originally thought to build up a layered watercolour painting. However, my plans were scuppered when I couldn't find my paintbrushes! I searched high and low but to no avail, the only place I thought they might be was the car, but Sam had gone out in it so I had to resort to coloured pencils. As it happens it turned out just fine!

paper crafts
View from the front...

paper crafts
...and view from the side.
Here's how it was made:

First I drew the layers out on separate ATC size pieces. Then I coloured them in and cut them out with a craft knife. The leaves turned out so much better than I thought they would while I was cutting them! The deer was a bit of an afterthought as the foreground would have looked a bit bare without something to fill it!

paper crafts

Once all the layers were cut out, I assembled them using sticky pads to separate them. The top needed two layers of sticky pads as it was double the height of the second layer (hope that makes sense!).

paper crafts

I was on a paper cutting roll after this so my contribution to Creative Tuesdays also involves sticky pads and little bits of paper! The theme this week was 'ships'. I looked up some photos on Google and decided to go for a tall ship. With its billowing white sails it really lent itself to being made out of white card. For a first attempt at something like this I don't think it turned out too bad!

paper cutting
Tall ship - white card


For those of you who want to know, here's how it was made:

I drew out all the pieces separately, which was a little tricky as in the photo I had all the sails overlapped so I had to guess at the 'behind bits'. Once I was happy I cut them out with a craft knife.


The sails had to be stuck down, back ones first.

paper crafts

Last to be stuck down were the sails near the bow (I have absolutely no idea what they're actually called!).


So that's that, a lovely evening indulging in paper crafts! There's a giveaway in my next post, be sure to check it out!

Today I'm linking up to Handmade Harbour, Cornerstone Confessions, Savvy Southern Style and Manon Popje's Illustrations.

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Clare Willcocks: Paper cutting experiments - Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge and Creative Tuesday paper crafts

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Paper cutting experiments - Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge and Creative Tuesday paper crafts

Hi everyone! On Friday I had a rare evening in alone which has given me the chance to play with paper! For a while now I have been meaning to explore a bit more into the world of Artist Trading Cards (ATC's), which, for those of you who don't know (like I didn't!), are 2.5 inch by 3.5 inch mini, collectable works of art. I asked Ike from 'Ike's World' for a few recommendations on where to start with ATCs and she pointed me in the direction of Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge. This week the theme is 'tree houses' so I thought I'd have a go!

I wanted to create a 3D piece and I had originally thought to build up a layered watercolour painting. However, my plans were scuppered when I couldn't find my paintbrushes! I searched high and low but to no avail, the only place I thought they might be was the car, but Sam had gone out in it so I had to resort to coloured pencils. As it happens it turned out just fine!

paper crafts
View from the front...

paper crafts
...and view from the side.
Here's how it was made:

First I drew the layers out on separate ATC size pieces. Then I coloured them in and cut them out with a craft knife. The leaves turned out so much better than I thought they would while I was cutting them! The deer was a bit of an afterthought as the foreground would have looked a bit bare without something to fill it!

paper crafts

Once all the layers were cut out, I assembled them using sticky pads to separate them. The top needed two layers of sticky pads as it was double the height of the second layer (hope that makes sense!).

paper crafts

I was on a paper cutting roll after this so my contribution to Creative Tuesdays also involves sticky pads and little bits of paper! The theme this week was 'ships'. I looked up some photos on Google and decided to go for a tall ship. With its billowing white sails it really lent itself to being made out of white card. For a first attempt at something like this I don't think it turned out too bad!

paper cutting
Tall ship - white card


For those of you who want to know, here's how it was made:

I drew out all the pieces separately, which was a little tricky as in the photo I had all the sails overlapped so I had to guess at the 'behind bits'. Once I was happy I cut them out with a craft knife.


The sails had to be stuck down, back ones first.

paper crafts

Last to be stuck down were the sails near the bow (I have absolutely no idea what they're actually called!).


So that's that, a lovely evening indulging in paper crafts! There's a giveaway in my next post, be sure to check it out!

Today I'm linking up to Handmade Harbour, Cornerstone Confessions, Savvy Southern Style and Manon Popje's Illustrations.

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16 Comments:

At 21 July 2013 at 14:38 , Blogger Fiddly Fingers said...

OMG! Your dad and I are giving up on crafts of any kind! Lol! Whatever you turn your hand to turns out wonderfully!! Love the paper crafts this week, only a teeny weeny bit of competition for your dad then!!! BTW he says "can you turn your hand to bricklaying?" He has a wall that needs building!!!!

 
At 21 July 2013 at 16:14 , Blogger Jenn Borjeson said...

Oh my gosh - this is your very first ATC? You rocked it - this is just stunning. I love the way you did the layers. AND you draw? I'm completely envious of your talents. Thanks to Ike for sending you to us - thank you for joining us at Wicked Wednesday! :)

 
At 21 July 2013 at 21:46 , Blogger Wanda said...

These are just marvelous. I love the white on white ship. Elegant!

 
At 21 July 2013 at 21:49 , Blogger ike said...

Hey Clare - that ATC is brilliant !!! Love the way you coloured it and the little house. Awesome Girl :-D !!!

That ship soooooo ROCKS !!!!

Love the comment from your MuM about the wall hahaha LoL

Hugz
IKE

 
At 22 July 2013 at 05:33 , Blogger Lucy Blossom said...

They're amazing I love the first one you've done, its very sweet - and very small too!

 
At 22 July 2013 at 05:52 , Blogger cass said...

Brillint work, love the little ATC, but the ship has blown me away, gorgeous

 
At 22 July 2013 at 08:59 , OpenID knitnrun4sanity said...

WOW. These are amazing. The sails on the ship really look as if they are billowing in the wind. Did they take you long?

 
At 22 July 2013 at 12:31 , Blogger Christine said...

Love these! Manon has a paper Saturdays linkup that looks like a lot of fun, fyi. http://manonpopjes-manonpopjes.blogspot.ca/2013/07/paper-saturdays-link-up-time-more-paper.html

 
At 22 July 2013 at 12:58 , Blogger Manon Visser said...

This is lovely Clare I hope you will share this with us at paper Saturdays! ManonX

 
At 22 July 2013 at 16:38 , Blogger Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

These are both delightful and your craftsmanship is incredible. Blessings!

 
At 23 July 2013 at 06:18 , Blogger DonnaMundinger said...

Such a wonderful take on the ATC. Your talent is utterly amazing and I adore your ship, too. xxD

 
At 23 July 2013 at 08:27 , Blogger Alexandra said...

Your paper-cutting skills are amazing! Your ship is awesome!! :)

 
At 23 July 2013 at 09:01 , Blogger linda (dots n doodles) said...

Wow, your paper-cut ship is amazing and so beatifully delicate. Wonderful!

 
At 23 July 2013 at 18:12 , Blogger Alicia C said...

this is a wonderful ship and looks like it required lots of patience!

 
At 23 July 2013 at 20:44 , Blogger MMm.. said...

Wow, Clare, this is SUPER creative, as is your other cut out too. What anovel contribution to our theme this time around. Thank you for taking the time to do that. I love how you explain it too n the photos. Looks so simple yet I would have never thought of it. REaally well done. Love it. Thanks again.

 
At 24 July 2013 at 20:42 , Blogger Sharon said...

I'm late visiting for Wicked Wednesday but this is a great ATC!!! What a lot of work you have put into it & it looks amazing!

 

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