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PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) => Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) => Topic started by: kosmicgirl on June 14, 2013 02:39:06 PM



Title: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: kosmicgirl on June 14, 2013 02:39:06 PM
I made these for artista83 in a personal swap. This was my first private swap,
so I was a bit nervous about the whole thing, but I've met such a nice person in her!
We decided on a 3 card swap, and she told me she loved creepy dolls, mannequins and that she herself
did many cards with women as objects (check out her cards, they are pretty awesome! ) I decided on
a robot/mannequin/doll theme, with a bit of cogwork thrown in for good measure ;)
Medium is ink and watercolour, with shrink plastic cogs. I even tried colouring the brads black,
to go with the colour scheme better. Loosely inspired by the old Metropolis posters.




The cards are pretty dimensional, the heads are layered over the shrink plastic cogs. I wanted
them to be all working and movable, but the shrink plastic decided to warp just a tiny bit, and they
all turned into more of an ornamental part instead of cool movable doll innards. I gave the headgear
a touch of modge podge to give them the feeling of being made out of a different material.
As an extra, I did a quick and easy drawing of a doll (maybe more sad than creepy, but still)
and somehow I think artista83 liked that one the best! :)

I'm really happy she received the cards, that's what I worried about the most, and that she said she liked them :)



Well, long story short, I couldn't get the cards out of my head after sending them out,
so a few days later I made a batch for myself as well!
Same theme, same make, just a different colour scheme, and of course, a bonus fourth card for me :)




Thanks for watching!


Title: Re: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: jillybeans on June 14, 2013 03:02:12 PM
Those are really really cool, kosmicgirl!!!  The cogs really give it something cool and the drawings themselves are just beautiful!  <3


Title: Re: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on June 14, 2013 03:36:16 PM
These are awesome!


Title: Re: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: sheriffkarli on June 14, 2013 06:06:55 PM
These are beautiful, i really like your style!


Title: Re: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: Belladune on June 15, 2013 06:37:38 AM
Cool!  great illustrations, and use of shrink plastic!!


Title: Re: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: artista83 on June 15, 2013 12:12:32 PM
yes i lovvvveeed my cards! thank you for posting them for me as i have to send my things away for my friend to scan them for me to post stuff so this helped alot! now i can use the pic you posted to put in the private swap gallery! whew! thank you soooo much yes i really loved those cards! you were right about my favorite but it was really hard bc i really love them allll! so much they are getting framed for my wall!!!!!!


i like the ones you made for you tooo! cant wait till you get your cards! gunslinger.....lol


Title: Re: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: rackycoo on June 20, 2013 12:15:09 PM
Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! (https://www.craftster.org/blog/june-20-2013-featured-projects/#axzz2WmjNJpO2)


Title: Re: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: Abbeeroad on June 20, 2013 12:59:49 PM
These are very Metropolis-y, and very cool!


Title: Re: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: BirdBones on June 23, 2013 07:46:36 AM
Really pretty- and they would make absolutely awesome t-shirt designs =)


Title: Re: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: kosmicgirl on June 23, 2013 11:48:37 AM
Thanks for all the sweet comments!   :-*
I never thought I would be chosen for featured project, that just blew my mind!

BirdBones, I think you're right, I might just try that out   :)


Title: Re: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: JenniferSavage on June 23, 2013 07:03:24 PM
These are amazing!  :o


Title: Re: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: artista83 on June 24, 2013 08:00:20 AM
i thought they would make awsome pendant designs some how! i know i would wear it! i'd wear a shirt too though i just love the design! hugglessss and loveeesesss kosmic!


Title: Re: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: gozer on June 24, 2013 09:39:16 AM
 These are fantastic. I love the way you did them and I always love to see similar things in different colors or styles. I love that you make yourself a set in the brown tones. Wonderful!!!


Title: Re: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: artista83 on June 24, 2013 04:20:20 PM
sooo proud of her too! my pal made featured!!!!! woooo hoooo!!! GOOOO KOSSSSMIIIICCCCCC!!!!!

LOTS OF LOVE LOL TELL HUBBY TO PRINT AND FRAME!!!! :)  ;D


Title: Re: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: sweets4ever on June 28, 2013 06:17:46 AM
Congrats on being a featured project!  Totally deserving!! :)


Title: Re: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: kosmicgirl on June 29, 2013 05:54:06 AM
Thanks everyone, you are all too kind!


Title: Re: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: vincentvanbuck on July 09, 2013 01:26:51 PM
These are so eye-catching.  Somehow, they make me think a little of steampunk flapper girls.  Beautiful job!


Title: Re: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: BirdBones on August 04, 2013 03:25:55 AM
I keep coming back to these amazing designs- would you please put them on t-shirts and put me down for one? Or two? ;D

And congratulations on being featured too- that is very well deserved!


Title: Re: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: kosmicgirl on August 08, 2013 04:15:55 AM
I keep coming back to these amazing designs- would you please put them on t-shirts and put me down for one? Or two? ;D

And congratulations on being featured too- that is very well deserved!

Thanks, again!  ;D

You know, I am thinking about your t-shirt idea every now and again. I think it would make a great project for the birthday challenge going on atm, but I'm unsure I'll find the time this weekend. It all depends on how much cleaning up I get my husband to do until then..  ;)


Title: Re: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: BirdBones on September 16, 2013 11:29:59 AM
I keep coming back to these amazing designs- would you please put them on t-shirts and put me down for one? Or two? ;D

And congratulations on being featured too- that is very well deserved!

Thanks, again!  ;D

You know, I am thinking about your t-shirt idea every now and again. I think it would make a great project for the birthday challenge going on atm, but I'm unsure I'll find the time this weekend. It all depends on how much cleaning up I get my husband to do until then..  ;)

I'm really glad you went with the t-shirt idea- your husband must be one awesome cleaning talent ;) And tell him thanks from me for giving you the time to make incredible things.


Title: Re: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: firepixie on August 18, 2015 02:41:02 PM
I realize this thread has been sleeping a while, but I came over here from your t shirt with the same design because I couldn't get enough of it.  I love all the designs as much as I loved the first! This has convinced me to pick up atc format again.  :) thank you for being inspiring.


Title: Re: Mannequin ATCs
Post by: kosmicgirl on August 19, 2015 11:44:08 AM
Thanks for the compliment!