Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Chunky ATCs

I've known about 'chunky' ATCs for some time, but just wasn't interested enough to make one.  Then I joined a one-for-one swap in the Pennywise Arts Yahoo group. These unusual ATCs are 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 by 1 1/2 ....just a 2x4 cut to 2 1/2 inches in 'length.'   (I learned a long time ago that 2x4's  aren't really 2 inches by 4 inches, but are 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Cut a piece 2 1/2 inches in length and you have a chunky ATC.)  

I've now made two chunky ATCs, using Graphic 45 papers  both times.  This particular one features the "Le Cirque" line of papers.  After painting the wood, I applied the polka-dotted paper and then cut out individual figures and items, collaging them on the surfaces with Glossy Accents.  Then I applied another coat of Glossy Accents to seal everything.  Ribbon trims and microbead accents were added.  The feet are two corks that I painted red and attached to the bottom with wood glue.

Front with microbeads
Ribbon and bow embellishments


Lynn Stevens said...

Fabulous Chunky ATC Evelyn!!! I had my hubby cut a 2 x 4 up for me for chunky atc's, I have an entire box now! Love how you used the cork for feet.
Really wonderful job and theme!
Hugs Lynn

Stephanie said...

oh my, Evelyn, that is GORGEOUS!

Anonymous said...

Love It!! I can see why ya wanna keep it, so..can't wait to see next "real" swap, LOL!!!!!
Lady Chat

Sue said...

This is lovely Evelyn , but looks like far too much work for me to even contemplate attempting.

lisa said...

These are wonderful Evelyn!
You truly are so very talented!

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Wow - I love all your work! This one's my favorite but I must go look around more.... I'm a wannabe papercrafter with a huge stash, little time and less talent. THANKS for the beautiful inspiration!