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

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Romantic ATCs

Below are ATCs showcasing more of the images from my new Day’s Gone By collage sheet and digital image set.
Forever Yours
Alpha Stamps Products Used in this Piece

Days Gone By
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Hat Pin
I love the vintage touch a hat or stick pin gives to a piece of art.  It is so easy to make your own pin.  To make the hat pin in the Day’s Gone By I used a stick pin from my stash and added more beads to the end and one at the bottom to cover the point of the pin.  An even better option is to use the silver-plated brass stick pin picture below (carried by Alpha Stamps)
The pin is 2 ½ inches long so there is lots of room for beads and it already comes with cap to cover the end.  Another great feature is the loop at the end where you can add more beads or a tassel.  Pictured below are some examples.
To keep the beads in place I applied a small amount of E6000 glue to the pin.  You can use Alcohol Ink to change the pin to any color you desire.  You can see in the picture above I used Gold Alcohol Ink on one of the pins.
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Karen Mallory said...

So Gorgeous!!!! Do these fold in anyway? A lot of the swaps I am in say the ATC has to fit in the ATC sleeves.
hugs Karen

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

So beautiful Laura!

Caroline said...

Incredible!! If only I had printer. I do make stick pins though, the little stopper at the end can be bought separately too. Tfs yr talent! :)

Anna Rogalska said...


Theresa said...

I am such a fan of your work....always so much to look at. These do not disappoint!!

Julie Steed said...

Yowza! These are beauties.

Vintagelady said...

Beautiful, i'm a new fan, but I will come back regularly like to be inspired, Hugs Kerstin

Coco said...

Three fabulous ATCs Laura!!! Hugs, Coco xx

Maureen said...

So pretty Laura! What a great tip about the pins; very lovely indeed!