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Monday, October 1, 2012

it's all about how you accessorize...


I totally LOVE the challenge 
of using products in unique, unintended ways...

I have an example to share below...
this is a wayyy funky art parts ATC...

and you'll see how to change her...
 from this...


to this...

like the title says...
it's all about the accessories...




here's the list of supplies you'll need to play along...
I LOVE this tool to hold & insert them!
and to grab lots of other tiny things too...
simple to cut in half with tim's tonic scissors...
2 epoxy dots...(come with the file tabs)
your choice of distress inks...
some rhinestones...
scraps of kraft card stock...
grungeboard/chipboard scrap...



  1. use black to stamp the saying at the bottom of the ATC & clear emboss
  2. use black to stamp the face on the ATC as shown & clear emboss
  3. stamp the face 2 more times on a kraft scrap & cut out one full sq. face...again with black
  4. ink one full face and just the eyes from the second image & add a dot of white to accent the eyes
  5. cut the file tabs in half & use the drill to add tiny holes for the screw eyes, as shown
  6. lay the epoxy dots over the extra eyes & trim off excess paper, or use a circle punch
  7. use jet black to stamp the background over the ATC, but not over the saying, then add your choice of distress inks to the background
  8. use the left over file tab to create a neck & glue in place as shown on the photo above
  9. accent the ATC edge with the gold paint dabber
  10. add vermillion to the lips & dry
  11. glue the file tab eyes in place over the eyes, add grunge scrap under the face to add dimension, then glue the face over the ATC  face, add the screw eyes, the lips & accent the ATC with some coordinating rhinestones


 and her she is again...
with the reminder that 
YOU are most definitely
 a WORK OF ART!




today is all about making kits for the art journal classes...

so...I'm happy that I got to squeeze in this quickie ATC...

ATC's are so much fun to make & trade...
try it...

and...

make art!
wendy
ps GO BEARS!

WAIT...I almost forgot about 
the BLOSSOM BUCKET GIVEAWAY...

YIKES!!!

CONGRATS to...

Blogger Donna Nuce said...
Wow if I put my crafting stuff all over the kitchen counter do you think my husband will take me out to dinner? Love your journal cover and the tag that goes in it!
September 28, 2012 12:49 PM
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18 comments:

SusanK said...

She is definitely accessorized now! lol She is one smokin' hot babe!

Wilma said...

Congrats Donna!! You lucky girl.

Wendy i love how you use all kind off things in an unexpected way! Thank you so much for the awesome inspiration!

michelle said...

Congrats to Donna!

Wendy she is one great funky art chick! I am glad you had time to make her too!

Ally White Cat said...

what a hot chick love the transformation...if it were just that easy for us right?
fun act change
hugs,
susan s.

Gabrielle said...

Love your funky art part!!! Brilliant way to make specs! Congrats Donna - not sure I'd get taken to dinner but it's worth a shot!!!

Vic said...

Fabulous ATC! Congrats, Donna.

Mallrat said...

Congrats to the winner ! Those eyes are too funny, that gave me quite the chuckle :) Have a great day Wendy !

Dorothy said...

Love the ATC!!!
Congrats to Donna!!

Julie said...

Interesting how you totally changed the look of that stamp! You sure can show a person a million ways to think outside of the box. A million thanks indeed!!!

Redanne said...

What an amazing transformation! Love it. Sadly, only have the lips from that list of items, must go out and buy more! Congrats to Donna. A x

Debby said...

Cool ATC. You always come up with some clever use of items! And the accessories- a hoot!

sue said...

I love the fact that you always give us different way to use our products. My mind does not work that way. I see what it is intended for and that is the only thing I think about.

Theresa said...

This is adorable!!! I LOVE IT! Thanks for the deets on how you created it!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Clever girl! I love when someone uses something for it's unintended use!

Unknown said...

I love those eyes!!

Helen said...

Funky accessorising! Love her...

Lori said...

Wow, what a cool idea! Fantastic!

Anita Houston said...

I love her!!!! How cool and what a fun make!