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Buttons ATC swap


The buttons ATC’s were for an April ZIA swap. I got out my buttons tin and used them for inspiration, but added tangles to many of the buttons. The two ATC’s covered with buttons  drew on a larger piece of card stock and then trimmed them into two ATC’s. What is a two-part version of a triptych called?

Buttons ATC


ZIA ATC masks


One of the swaps I joined this month was for ZIA masks. It took me a while to decide what to draw. I looked up all types of masks and sketched out quite a few in my sketchbook before deciding on these. I drew a few that I did not use for the swap because I wasn’t completely happy with them. I saved them because they aren’t that bad, but I drew 5 and only needed 3. I used card stock, several types of marker, and micron pens. I tried out Bic markers in fine point and ultra fine point. They give a rich color and cover the area quickly, but bleed a little on card stock. The areas I outlined in Sakura Micron Pens first, didn’t bleed. The larger areas did show through on the back a little. I think if I tried the markers on a less porous paper like Bristol board, the wouldn’t bleed and soak though as much. I also used watercolor markers and a blending pen.

Feb 2012 ZIQA mask swap

Bird Mask 2

Bird One

Steampunk Mask

I tried a mask in Steampunk style. I had to use a little acrylic paint to get the metallic look. I also used touches of sparkly gel pens. I found some old gray scalemarkers and some of them still work. I used them for the background. I liked the effect, but I wish I hadn’t been as heavy-handed with the gray markers.