Altered Art Journal ATC 1

Aug 25, 2014


I was so super hap­py when I dis­cov­ered (which is what hap­pens when you clean areas of your stu­dio, you dis­cov­er things) I had a set of 6″ x 8″ pock­et pages that fit inside my art jour­nal. Since these pock­et pages are a vari­ety pack I have sev­er­al dif­fer­ent sized pock­ets that are per­fect to add dif­fer­ent sized art pieces into my jour­nal. Yes, I’m hap­py.

So once I dis­cov­ered I had more options for my art jour­nal I decid­ed to cre­ate a small ATC type piece to put into one of the pock­et pages. This card mea­sures 2.75″ x 4″ so it is a bit off in mea­sure­ments for a tra­di­tion­al ATC which is 2.5″ x 3.5″.  The base of the card is from a por­tion of the left over post­card I had from my first art jour­nal piece.

If you wish to cre­ate a sim­i­lar card here are the prod­ucts I used. Vin­tage Post­card, Viva Decor Stone Effects, Amer­i­can Crafts DIY Stu­dio Washi Tape, Sten­cil, Dia­mond Stick­les, Maya Road Vin­tage Cro­chet Tape ~ But­ter­milk, Small Alpha Stamps, Vin­tage Pho­to Dis­tress Ink, Per­fect Pearls Mist Bis­cot­ti, Ranger Mul­ti Medi­um, Dec­o­ra­tive Nap­kins (But­ter­fly) Self Adhe­sive Pearls, Scis­sors, Scal­lop Dec­o­ra­tive Scis­sors, Jet Black Archival Ink, Spat­u­la, Glue Stick, Tape Run­ner, Paint­brush, Heat Tool

ATC close up

  • Apply glue stick adhe­sive to front of vin­tage post­card. Attach book page.
  • Apply Vin­tage Pho­to Dis­tress Ink onto the card, ran­dom­ly mist some Per­fect Pearls Bis­cot­ti onto the card and ink, hold the card upright allow­ing the mist to drip and run down the card. Dry mist with heat tool.
  • Place sten­cil onto card and apply Viva Decor Stone Effects, let dry.
  • Accent sten­ciled area with Dia­mond Stick­les if you want more sparkle.
  • Attach a piece of washi tape to the left side edge of the card
  • Cut but­ter­fly images from nap­kin, peel lay­ers of nap­kin away from cut image, using a paint­brush care­ful­ly apply Mul­ti Medi­um to the back of the but­ter­fly. The cut out piece will tear eas­i­ly.
  • Place but­ter­fly onto the card, use your paint brush to smooth and pat down the but­ter­fly, apply a thin lay­er of Mul­ti Medi­um on top of the but­ter­fly to seal it in place. Repeat these steps for attach­ing addi­tion­al but­ter­flies.
  • Once the Mul­ti Medi­um is dry ink the edges using Vin­tage Pho­to Dis­tress Ink
  • Using scal­lop dec­o­ra­tive scis­sors trim the left and low­er right side of the card, using a dis­tress­ing tool, dis­tress the edges of the card and reink using Vin­tage Pho­to Dis­tress Ink
  • Peel the paper off the cro­chet tape and attach to the base of the card, turn the card over and attach anoth­er piece of cro­chet tape on top of the first piece.
  • Using Jet Black Archival Ink and mini alpha stamps, stamp your sen­ti­ment onto a piece of paper, I used the blank mar­gin area from my book page to stamp my words on.
  • Attach the words to your card using a tape run­ning.
  • Accent the low­er right area above the cro­chet tape with 5 self adhe­sive pearls.


This is how the card looks inside the pock­et page. Since I used a vin­tage post­card the back is super cute. I’ll add a lit­tle say­ing to the back lat­er but I could not help but add the blue but­ter­fly now. I love that the post­card is addressed to a lady in Mor­gan­town, WV. My aunt, uncle and cousin live there so I have lots of fond mem­o­ries of Mor­gan­town.



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