Mixed Media ATC’s | Creating background & preparing Metal Embellishments

Hello, Hello!

I am Neena Arora on the blog with ATC’s. Generally, I create planned theme-based projects but these Atc’s I created for the first time as someone dear asked me to make one for her. Then I thought to share the same with Lindy’s fans too. in the process, I will show you how to add texture in the background and how to prepare the metal and resin embellishments without priming for the application of wax.

Basic Process:

The base for ATC’s

  1. Cover the cards with tissue paper using matt gel, also apply one layer of matt gel on the tissue paper.
  2. Next, mix the texture paste with “Galactic teal and Mission bells brown” separately.
  3. Then apply texture paste randomly through a stencil on the card.
  4. Sprinkle some “Silence is golden EP” before heat drying the texture paste.
  5. Now heat dry the texture paste.
  6. Here the fun part comes. Add splashes of colors randomly and heat dry it. I have used “Poutine gold”, “Oh Canada crimson”, “Tainted love teal”, and “Afternoon delight denim”.
  7. Again sprinkle “Tannenbaum green gold” and heat dry it.

Preparing Embellishments and diecuts:

  1. Color the die-cut and chipboard with ” Oh Canada crimson”, and “Afternoon delight denim”. and emboss it with “twilight blue slate” and “Twilight jade slate”
  2. Colour the frame with “Tainted love teal”,  “Afternoon delight denim” and emboss randomly with “Twilight blue slate”, “Tannenbaum green gold” and heat dry it.
  3. Colour the moon with “Poutine gold” and “Tainted love teal”.
  4. Again mix the texture paste with “Galactic teal” and pick the color with a dauber to paint all the metal embellishments and art pebbles. Also, add a tint of “Oh Canada crimson” with a dauber.


  1. Start assembling all the embellishments starting with die-cuts following chipboard and metal embellishments.
  2. Add flowers and a butterfly. Now beautify the composition with gold wax.
  3. Also, add glitter, microbeads pearls and sentiment.


There is a process video of it.

Lindy’s Gang products I used :

Many Thanks!

Until next time!

Neena Arora

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