To make the ATC holders, I started with the large Eiffel Tower Stand-Ups.
First, I sprayed the front and back of both pieces with white spray paint. I knew I wanted to cover the whole thing with Washi Tape, which shows up best over a white background. Spray paint works great on the Masonite pieces and is super fast!
For the second tower I used a 2 step spray crackle. I love spray crackle as it always seems to come out just right and it's extremely easy to use! Simply follow the instructions on the can. And of course spray the tower and base separately, and attach once dry.
To make my clothes pins extra cute, I inked up my stamp and then pushed them down onto the stamp. This made it easier to see how I was lining up! You could also color the pins further with Distress Markers, Copic Markers, acrylic paint, and more.
For my first ATC I started by attaching an image from Collage Sheet DP253 using some Incredi-sheet. I added some white acrylic paint and then aged the edges using brown ink and a Color Duster. Next, I attached a few strips of Washi Tape (Black and White Dots and Red with White Hearts). The burst was created using one of the stencils from the Small Psychedelic ATC Set and embossing powder. I placed my stencil and then inked it up using a Color Duster. Then I poured on some embossing powder, tapped off the excess, and finally heated. I love the way it turned out! Finally I added some Inca Gold Gilders Paste using my finger to one of our Masonite Eiffel Tower Cut-Outs and attached using Mod Podge. Look how perfectly the middle heart shows through the tower! And totally by accident!
On a side note, remember this fabulous Ornate Theatre Shrine? How about lighting it? I purchased a battery powered votive candle, and attached it to the ceiling using velcro. The Red Curtain hides it perfectly!
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