Embossed ATCs

Cut out 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ card from mat board or other sturdy background or use a playing card covered with several layers of white gesso or paper. Let dry if you have used gesso. Dab thinned acrylic paint (half paint, half water) onto card using wadded plastic wrap. Use 2 or 3 colors and cover much of card. Then emboss the card, using a contrasting embossing powder. Use a large-patterned stamp or a large stamp covered with words. If using words, stamp in lines as if the marks are being read, upside down, right side up, or a combination of both. Using a medium sized rubber stamp with a simple image, stamp once over the embossing. Add vintage or found object for final layer.

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