Friday, 22 August 2014

A Vintage Journey ATC Challenge

ATC( a little bit of Tim)
any theme withTim's influence

Hidden Faces
I love making ATC, they are so lovely to produce and I need to do more!
Great challenge to keep it simple with Tims influence, so that's what I did, no embellishments other than on the ATC bag

As I love texture and layers and the amazing ethereal beauty that stamping onto tissue paper can achieve and it keeps it very simple too but with lots of subtle texture and colour

I started by covering the ATCs with DecoArt modelling paste

 Colouring with Distress stains Pumice stone, honey gold and rusty hinge

 Then stamped onto tissues paper, using TH stamps Classics 5 & Mini Ornaments
 which are incredible beautiful and natural looking 
Apply with DecoArt Media Matt Mediumapply to both sides and apply pressure to ensure clarity
I applied Crackle glaze and enhanced with Carbon Black acrylic paint
Once dry I applied a coat of DecoArt Media Ultra Matt varnish
 I applied the modelling paste and the colours in the same way to the ATC Bag which I cut using Tim Holtz in the Bag Die
 Applied black acrylic paint around the edges, wiping back with a baby wipe
 Finished with one of Tim's Ornate Plates to accentuate the eye

Details of the individual ATC

The back of the ATC Bag

I hope you have enjoyed my ATC project, please check out the other Design Team Projects on 

Jools :)


  1. Love the depth of the layers! TFS

  2. These ATCs are absolutely gorgeous. Wonderful make

  3. Wow Jools, they are fabulous! They have a kind of 'haunting' feel to them and I love that all seeing eye on the front of the bag - just wonderful. Anne x

  4. Gorgeous depth of texture and colour - fantastic result Jools. Nikki x

  5. Jools you really are an amazing artist! I absolutely LOVE your Atc's. They are so interesting with all the layering and texture. I want to keep looking at them, so I will be back. STUNNING work from you once again. Karen.x

  6. So dramatic and effective Jools! I love that sense of age and mystery you've got into each one of these. Good things DO come in small packages. Jenny x

  7. Jools, this is an incredible project! I love all the ATCs, fronts and backs! The bag perfectly completes your colorful work.

  8. Jools, wonderful ATC project! The colors and all those layers of texture and images are absolutely stunning. Love this!

  9. Beyond stunning, Jools - I love the tissue stamping over the gorgeous textured backgrounds, and so cool to have the bag to keep them in. Just beautiful, as ever!
    Alison xx

  10. Loving this GF! Thanks for the how to, really need to try this. And, i need to use my stains more, note to self! Xx

  11. Jools, these ATCs are fabulous. I love the layering. Jean

  12. These are absolutely wonderful ATC!

    I love the autumnal palette, the textures, and the stamped images.

  13. My goodness Jools! LOVE your shadowy faces on your beautiful backgrounds - I can just feel the wind blowing through the foliage on these wonderful ATC's!

  14. Stunning Jools, so beautiful, all of them and a great step by step too! So clever to use the In the Bag die for a bag for them and I just LOVE the ornate plate around the eye!! Brilliant set!

  15. Amazing collection!! Love the texture on these and the moody colours. A fabulous make!!
    Amanda x

  16. Just BEAUTIFULLY created... each and every one of them... I love the faces on each... so very fun.. .Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  17. wonderful layouts and amazing texture Jools. The bag looks fantastic and I love the colour combinations.

    TFS and crafty hugs Annie x

  18. I love how you have made the colors so vibrant yet the overall looks is so ethereal. Just lovely!!