Thursday, May 21, 2015

Blue ATC Shrine With Two ATCs

Hi everyone! Melissa here with an  ATC shrine, and two ATCs to go with it, for Gina's Designs.  These little boxes are one of my favorite things to work with. They look great on my kitchen counters, or in my scraproom.
 I assembled the shrine and glued it with glossy accents. I painted it with gesso, then Lindy's Stamp Gang. The color was too dark, so I took most of it off with a brush and water. I put on a coat of  pearl Precious Metal Effect paint. The result is a pale aqua, instead of teal.
 The frame of the door has a coat of gold leaf paint, and one side has a little crackle paint on it.
 I first painted the leaves with Lindy's, then put on a thick layer of crackle.  It came out too dark, so I painted on Twinkle H2Os in bright green, brushed on a little gold mica powder, then put on another thick layer of crackle. I put on some pearls with a little gold leaf applied over Glossy Accents. I put some gold leaf on the dragonfly.
 I used watercolor paper for the ATCs.  I painted them with Lindys, Twinkling H20s, and blue Windsor and Newton.  I used gel pens and watercolors on the peacock.

Thanks for looking!

Gina's Products Used:

Splash of Color - Viva Colour - Precious Metal Effect Paint - Pearl
Lindy's Stamp Gang in Tibetan Poppy Teal and Hydrangea Blue mixed together.  I keep the paints in powder form and just use a little at a time. If you do use it like this, if you put crackle paint on top, the result will come out almost black.  So, I don't put crackle on it,although I did in this project. I had to cover it up with more paint.
Luminarte Twinkling H20s
Perfect Pearls
Winsor and Newton Watercolors,Cobalt Blue
Prima Pearls on ATC
Petaloo aqua feathers
Plaid Liquid Leaf Gold Paint
Distress Crackle Paint
Sizzix Tattered Flower Garland
Swarovski flatback crystals in peridot and tanzanite,and a few bicones.


  1. These are stunning! Absolutely love the dragonflies! Happy Birthday to Gina Designs! What an amazing giveaway Thanks so much for the chance to win. Hugs, Robin

  2. I can't find your word for the hop. I'll check back later. Just wanted you to know.

  3. Love the peacock feathers!! Happy Birthday to Gina's Designs!