A few weeks ago I was opening jars of Lumiere paint for a project and, ugh, it had been sooooo long since I have used this wonderful color medium that everything needed a good stirring up. So I grabbed a stick and started in. But rather than waste the paint that clung to the stick with each jar, I decided to wipe it off, so to speak, on a piece of textured cardstock I found in the scrap basket. All tha is a very long way around the mulberry bush just to say, this month’s Artist Trading Cards will feature painting with sticks. Actually, we’ll be using the handles of paint brushes, which work very well, too. And then we’ll collage with Tattered Angels spray on stamped papers. Topped off with, what else? Birds!! All in all, these cards are great fun. I hope you will join me at ATC Night, July 21, 2011, 6:30-8 p.m., at Stampin’ From the Heart, 11720 Washington Place, L.A. (310-391-0466 for directions). All materials supplied to make 2 cards. Cost $10. We start on time at 6:30 p.m. with an optional trade (the T in ATC is for Trading). Please bring 10-12 cards (as we never know how many will be trading) of your own design. Hope to see you there. What’s an ATC? you may ask. See the page by that name on this site for details. Very few rules–well, only one really.