Well, I thought I'd try my hand at some ATC's. But what could I do? Well, I've been seeing all these altered book pages and liking the look of them, but I just can't bring myself to destroy a book, not even a dreadful one. So a rummage in the recycling bin later: Physics World. It has some amazing articles in it about fascinating things (yes I am a geek) which, after I'd reread a few, emerged as a cool theme in my opinion.
So, here are my first set of cards
and a close up of one of them
titled Moving in High Society
I've learned lots of things in the process of making these:
I don't like using a water based glue on paper is one of them!
But among the better things:
Tea staining (and beetroot staining)
Different edging styles for paper
Different methods of creating texture
The difference a border can make!
In future I would try to curve the corners, perhaps add some different materials, dry the cards under pressure to keep them flat (later pressure doesn't work so well), improve my drawing skills! and use a different glue.
Constructive criticism very welcome