How to Create a Watercolor Circus ATC

ATC, or Artist Trading Cards are a fun perfect size to try some fun watercoloring! Take a look at how I created mine!

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How to Create a Watercolor Circus ATC
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Measure and cut your watercolor paper. You will use it for everything, the ATC's and the die cutting.  Run through your die cut machine

Measure and cut your watercolor paper. You will use it for everything, the ATC's and the die cutting. Run through your die cut machine

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Paint the lower quarter of your paper in green. Paint a bit on the lower side of your tent so you already have grass when you glue it down

Paint the lower quarter of your paper in green. Paint a bit on the lower side of your tent so you already have grass when you glue it down

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Paint your sky, remember to leave some random white spaces to represent clouds

Paint your sky, remember to leave some random white spaces to represent clouds

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Paint your tent. The cool thing about the Spellbinders dies is that on the watercolor paper they will be embossed! Your stripes are already marked for you!

Paint your tent. The cool thing about the Spellbinders dies is that on the watercolor paper they will be embossed! Your stripes are already marked for you!

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Paint your flag

Paint your flag

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Leave your banner inside the die

Leave your banner inside the die

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Use the empty place as the stenciling section to add colors

Use the empty place as the stenciling section to add colors

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Remove your die and presto your banner is decorated!

Remove your die and presto your banner is decorated!

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Cut a small piece if black cardstock and glue it in the back. That will help you create the mysterious drama of the circus magic inside!

Cut a small piece if black cardstock and glue it in the back. That will help you create the mysterious drama of the circus magic inside!

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Start adhering your pieces

Start adhering your pieces

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Your flag

Your flag

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Your banner announcing the circus is in town

Your banner announcing the circus is in town

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Cut excess

Cut excess

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Start doodling over your painting to better define your artwork

Start doodling over your painting to better define your artwork

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Details!

Details!

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Your completed ATC, now share the love away and as always there's more at www.milagroscrivera.blogspot.com

Your completed ATC, now share the love away and as always there's more at www.milagroscrivera.blogspot.…

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