Today's ATC was a major "what if".
Way back here, when I was painting the page around the niche in my artbook, I put a piece of acetate underneath to stop paint getting onto the page below.
Another day, I was tidying my desk and found the piece of acetate with dried black paint and the rectangle looked just like an ATC. I thought, what if I scratch into the acetate? So I did and this is the result (paint side is down of course, so if you write it needs to be backward)
I have used a piece of batting, cut to size, wrapped some paperbacked foil over it, added a playing card at the back and attached the scratched acetate with brads.
For a little bit of work, it has a great effect.
Now to Bernie Berlin, Author of Artist Trading Card Workshop
I have been trying out one of her exercises, using watercolour (I vaguely remember doing something similar many years ago when I was learning watercolour)
and moved it around the paper, to see what I could find. You might want to rotate the paper and the frame quite regularly, because It will make an huge difference to what you see. This might be a volcano erupting.
The idea is to find pictures in the blobs and highlight them.
Here are some I have worked on.
I had a lot of fun with this technique, It certainly gets your brain thinking. A good way to start off the day in my skeychbook, so you might see a few of these type of ATCs popping up now and then.
Remember creativity doesn't always have a plan. Making it up as you go along can sometimes get your creativity moving.