I was on such a roll creating the three, paint-themed ATC's that I couldn't stop and ended up creating this card from the left-over bits and pieces from other projects that were still sitting on my desk.
The textured, blue area was created by using a piece of deli paper that I had spread some left-over, blue modeling paste on. I scraped it through a stencil and let it dry. I really love how this part of the ATC turned out. The deli paper is thin, so it pretty much "melts" into the background after it's been adhered onto the card with some ModPodge. Deli paper is a lot like tissue paper, but it's a bit more sturdy. I do a lot of my work on pieces of deli paper just so that it catches the drips and extra paint. Then, I save them in a box to be used on future project, like this one. Even if it's the first thing that I glue down and gets totally covered by the time I'm done, sometimes just starting a mixed media project by gluing things down helps get my creative juices flowing and then all sorts of wonderful things start to happen. :-)
I needed to make three ATC's for a challenge and I must say that I had an absolute blast. It has been a long time since I have played with my paints and this was the perfect challenge for me right now. I love working on ATC's because they are small and a good place to just play and experiment. And, quite honestly, I've been wanting to work in my art journal on some pages with all of my paints, but it's been so long I felt like I might have forgotten how to do that sort of thing. I've been doing so much collage lately and zero mixed media...I was really unsure of myself and if I remembered how to do things like that. This was the perfect size project to jump back into mixed-media on!