Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Two Festive ATC Display/Storage Tins

If you are into ATCs like I am, you are always looking for ways to display your ATCs.  Why not create a festive altered tin to show off your ATCs and add to your holiday display. 
Both display tins are made from a Tea Tin that is the perfect size for the project.  This is the same in I used for the “Deadly Nightshade” in the Pretty Potions & Poisons Apothecary tutorials.
Twelve Days of Christmas ATC Tin
The first tin is a 12 Days of Christmas themed tin using several images from new holiday themed new collage sheets
I mocked up some ATCs using the 12 Days of Christmas labels from my collage sheet so you can see how they would look in the tin.
I first inked the top and bottom edges of the tin with Gold Alcohol Ink.  I covered the outside and inside of the tin with decorative paper.
The feet were original silver and black (and the ones I used in the apothecary event).  I painted the silver swirls with Gold Alcohol Ink.  Because the sides of the tin are curved, when you glue them to the in there is a slight gap at the top between the foot and the tin.  This gave me room to insert the clear acrylic bead sprays.  I colored some of the beads with the Gold Alcohol Ink.

Alpha Stamps Products Used For the Twelve Days of Christmas Tin
Christmas ATC Tin
The second tin is decorated in a general Christmas theme.  For this tin in addition to covering the outside and inside with paper I also use some beautiful jacquard ribbon to trim the bottom and top of the tin.  The feet are wooden finials that I painted black and then accented with Inca Gold Gilders Paste.
The tree is chipboard which I painted with a Metallic Pearl Paint Dabber.

Alpha Stamps Supplies Used in the Christmas Tin


johala6@yahoo. said...

Really charming!
Hugs and kisses

La Nonna said...

Magnifiques, charmant. Bravo.

Createology said...

Everything you touch turns to gold. Magical creations and I adore them. Thank you for sharing so generously.
Merry Christmas!

maj. said...

Laura, this is absolutely beautiful work!!!!!

Tracie Dean said...

Oh my, how beautiful. I want them all. You always amaze me with how much beauty you can cram into something so small!! I love what you have done.

Happy Holidays

Ally White Cat said...

You are the most amazing artist I have ever had the privilege of watching create marvelous art.

Missy George said...

You are amazing..I envy your talent..

Karen Buchanan said...

Laura these are fabulous! What a great way to store and display ATC's!

Shar said...

Absolutely stunning!

SusanLotus said...

I can´t find any words to describe how beautiful these are! Stunning artpieces. <3


Diane at Craftin Your HeART Out! said...

Hi Laura, All I can say is it was definitely worth the wait. These are absolutely beautiful. I am again in awe with your talent.

Happy Holidays,
Take care,

artwolf2009 said...

these are charming wonderful!

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

These are just lovely. I find myself with a growing number of ATC's...and you've got a solution for me. Charlotte

Sandra said...

Wow ! Laura, these ATC boxes are pure jewels. So gorgeous :)

Artful Augments said...

These are amazing, as always. Thanks for the great ideas Laura!

fairyrocks said...

Wishing you all that is Merry and Bright. Gorgeous tin alterations.

annemarks said...

Fantastic altered tins, so inspiring. Thanks for the tutorial :)