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Topic: My first ATC's - Would you be disappointed to receive them?  (Read 4869 times)
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« on: August 31, 2012 06:13:27 PM »

So I signed up for an ATC swap, and then I decided I should learn how to make them before sending them out.  I don't want to disappoint anyone.  Paper crafting isn't really my thing... I usually make dolls.

Anyway, these ATC's have a theme; they are a set of 3.  (I don't know how big sets should be.)  The theme is the poem "Goblin Market" by Christina Rossetti. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goblin_Market  I drew the goblins and colored them with primsacolor markers.  The background is from a lovely watercolor painting of ghost orchids by Kate Osborne.  http://www.kateosborneart.com/

Are these ATC's missing something?  I used a gluestick, and then sat on each one - don't laugh, I read that makes it stick better - but should I finish them in some way?  If you were in a swap with me, would you totally hate them?



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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2012 06:17:42 PM »

Wow!  I think they are awesome and would be thrilled to receive one in a swap.  I don't think they are missing anything at all. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2012 07:21:59 PM »

These are awesome!!!!!  Great work!!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2012 07:39:33 PM »

your goblins are adorable!! great work!  I'd love to be a recipient of one of these little guys - my fave is the one bearing a "gift".  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012 10:46:23 PM »

These are amazing. I know I would love them Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2012 10:49:55 PM »

I think these are adorable.  I would love to receive one is a swap.  The second one especially, with the cauldron.
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2012 05:25:05 AM »

Ok, thanks so much!  That makes me feel better.  Should I finish them in some way?  I read about future floor wax and mod podge, but I would prefer that they not be shiny.
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2012 03:16:12 PM »

I'm in the ATC swap and I would love to get theses Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2012 10:28:52 PM »

All I do for mine is spray on some clear acrylic spray.  It isn't shiny at all.
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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2012 12:06:32 AM »

I think they're gorgeous! I would love to get one of them, they're adorable, so don't worry. If you are still worried something's missing, though, you could try to darken the edges a bit.
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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2012 04:52:21 AM »

They are great! I would like to get one)))
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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2012 09:05:08 AM »

I think they're gorgeous! I would love to get one of them, they're adorable, so don't worry. If you are still worried something's missing, though, you could try to darken the edges a bit.

That's a great idea!  It will hide my poor cutting, lol.

All I do for mine is spray on some clear acrylic spray.  It isn't shiny at all.

Oh, I have some Testor's clearcoat spray from when I used to play with BJD face ups.  Thanks for the tip!
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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2012 07:53:05 PM »

I love swapping ATC's and I would be so delighted to receive those.  They are fantastic!  I love them very much.
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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2012 03:35:33 PM »

I love them! And they make such a nice set. Wonderful job. You have nothing to worry about!
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« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2012 04:51:14 PM »

They are all so cute! I especially love the first one.
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« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2012 05:46:51 PM »

These are adorable. The edges darkened would make a great finishing touch.  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2012 03:10:07 PM »

These rock!
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« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2012 08:37:18 PM »

Thanks so much!
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« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2012 04:43:37 AM »

I'd say you've got the whole ATC thing pretty much nailed!  I love the goblins. . .
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« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2012 06:11:08 AM »

Ghillie, these are wonderful.  I would be thrilled to received something like this in a swap package!
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« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2012 07:14:20 AM »

Oooh... How cute! I would love it if I got these in a swap!  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2012 08:33:23 PM »

they are great! i love the one holding the apple. Cheesy
i agree that if you darken the edges it will give them a more finished look. you can do this with a stamp pad or a marker. i don't usually seal mine  unless it's decoupage then i use whatever i used to glue paper down. i don't really care for modgepodge glossy it gets sticky, i have been using watered down tacky glue. for chalk, pastels, charcoal, and pencil, i just use hairspray (aqua net) to keep them from smearing.
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« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2012 03:39:31 PM »

amazing!  I love the little goblin monsters, and your painting style is really fabulous, very unique, and such a great combo of sweet and creepy, and I am always a sucker for a little text worked in!  I would be thrilled to receive any of these!
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« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2012 09:59:09 PM »

Are you kidding!?  These are great!  I think you have a bright future of ATC making ahead of you!  I'm also an ATC newbie, but I agree that darkened edges give most ATCs and inchies a certain "je ne sais quoi", although I have made some that I just felt looked better without. 
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« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2013 10:08:58 AM »

I love your goblins.

Congrats on being a best of 2012 winner. 
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« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2013 06:32:30 AM »

I think it's safe to say that no one would be disappointed to receive these!! Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2013 05:33:41 AM »

You done a really beautiful job. I love the poem and your depiction of goblins. *pinned*
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« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2013 12:43:14 PM »

I adore these!! Very cute and mischievous looking... I think you did a great job! Congrats on the award Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2013 06:25:25 AM »

I would love to get one in the mail, fantastic art
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« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2014 10:04:34 AM »

These are so totally wicked! I love the goblins so much, I cant imagine anyone being disappointed by them.
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