Anyhoo, Below is a pic of how I decided to finish the back of my Dragonfly ATC's for the swap. I used purple embossing powder with the stamp. The best part is the paper I used. One of my customers knows I dabble in mixed media. He works at a printer, who he says throws away a lot of paper stuff. He brought me a stack of this sticky backed paper. When you peel off the back, the sticky is black. This shows through the holes in the star eyelets and looks good. Thanks, Daniel!!!
Here is my inspiration for my ArttechniquesATC's swap, Arabian Nights. My sister gave this book to my daughter when she was quite small. The illustrations are by one of my favorites, Maxfield Parrish.
I was lucky enough to see 40 of his original works at a show in Philadelphia many years ago. His colors and techniques are so inspiring.
So I took some "Mirage" playing cards (how apropos), glued on paper, enhanced the blues with gel pen and gold embossed the edges. That's all you get to see for now! I need to make 5, will probably make 8, so I'll have extras to trade on Flickr.