I made a bunch of ATCs yesterday using my paintings as the focal image. The technique is to clear emboss an image over a dark background and then colour with metallic creams or paints.
These ones were stamped on the background with versamark and then embossed with clear embossing powder.
After that a little Viva Inca Gold paint is rubbed over the top. It sticks to the clear embossed areas very well. I used two colours on each background. It was a little difficult to only do the Viva on the raised areas of the stamped images so I put the metallics over the whole background. It still makes the images stand out, I like the effect.
This card was green instead of black. I like the way it looks and it has a lighter effect.
I think this technique might be an interesting background for an art journal page. I might give that a go sometime soon.