DT Varalusikka: Spring Fairies ATCs by Riikka
This time I made some ATCs for spring. While writing this, the scenery outside is still somewhat snowy, but the early spring flowers like snowdrops and crocuses are starting to emerge from beneath the snow. So, I thought some spring fairies with light colors might be just the thing!
The papers I’m using in these cards are from past Paper Garden kits. But like I typed in the video, you can find similar papers from the printables. Like this “Journaling Kit” has some of the fairies I used (https://papergarden.fi/gb/paper-garden-collection/2038-digital-imagine-pdf-journaling-kit.html)! Obviously you can use any other papers and images as well or even draw your own!
I started the cards one of my “go-to” ways to break a blank page – by making a basket style weaving with thin strips of paper. This adds pattern and texture to the background but also guides the eye in as your gaze is naturally drawn to the places where the lines intersect.
Then I just added some mediums on top, made a composition out of the little fairy cut out, a skeleton leaf and some twine. To finish the cards I added some bling as fairies need to have some sparkle, right? I used half-pearls, sequins, and left-over diamonds from my daughter’s diamond painting. They were the perfect size for these small cards!
Video link: https://youtu.be/j2IB_4t_cOQ
Materials from Paper Garden:
Sheets from past Paper Garden kits
Texture Inspiration Bundle - Cloud (https://papergarden.fi/gb/paper-garden/1830-texture-inspiration-bundle-cloud.html)
Paper Garden Quote Stickers No 3 – Concerning Something and Everything (https://papergarden.fi/gb/paper-garden/1443-pg-quote-stickers-no-3-concerning-something-and-everything.html)