Thursday, August 21, 2008

Medieval ATC Holder

On Art-Venturers, Adrienne will be the "It" girl in September. I got an early start, since it will be sent to Wales. Her theme is medieval. I wanted to make an ATC holder for her, and was inspired in the design by the Gothic Door Covers Wendy Thrift in Australia made for her Angel Skinny book. She doesn't have a blog, so I can't show you her gorgeous covers.
I made the template by laying the plastic holders where I would attach them on both sides with the Bind-It-All, and cut out cardboard in an arched door shape. I cut out another piece to match and then cut it down the middle to make the front doors.
I painted over the cardboard with gold acrylic paint. When it dried I ran the front doors through the Cuttlebug, using a wood like embossing folder for the lower portion, then used the swirl embossing folder for the upper portion. I used a Brilliance ink pad to run over the surfaces. Below you see the front and back side of the doors:
To decorate the inside back, I printed out an illustrated text, wrinkled it up and opened. Sprayed with walnut ink and heat set. Ran a light Distress ink over the surface then stamped flourishes with a dark Distress ink.
I choose an angel image to use on the inside of the doors, cut them out, then over stamped a texture design with a light Distress ink to give them an aged appearance:
To make aged looking door handles, I cut out grunge board with a flourish die, and painted with bronze Lumiere paint. Then hammered with a texture hammer and layered on color with Distress inks:
I finished the front by stamping Adrienne's initials with black ink on gold paper and mounting on bronze card stock.
Inside back:
Back of holder: I just ran a brown Brilliance ink over the surface with a streaking motion and stamped an image with black Archival ink.
Hope it passes for medieval.


Cheryl Gebhart said...

Wow - this is amazing! I love it. And what a great idea. Where did you find the atc holders? I've got ones that hold 9 and fit in a 3 ring binder, but I've never seen individual ones.

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous! I really, really love this!

Another Loock Creations said...

FABULOUS!!! STUNNING!!! I LOVE IT!!!! Where did you get the ATC covers with so much extra plastic on the side. I haven't seen these before.

Carol said...

The ATC covers are badge holders that I picked up at Office Depot. I like these as they are a firm, but not hard plastic. Yeah, I still had the package. Office Depot brand item # 839-918. Comes in a pkg of 12

Adrienne Wood said...

Oh, this is absolutely DREAMY, I love it, love it, love it. Fabulous, and it's going to be all MINE...

Thanks so much Carol, this has brightened my day, and I can anticipate and look forward to this for ages!

Anonymous said...

Brill and yes, I'd say it definitely passes!


Trizzy said...

Great - I love your way of thinking - you are a clever girl!
BFN Trizzy

Unknown said...

Carol, once again you come up with the goods...both in description and in the final result...."Miss Talented" I say. THANKS XXX

Pauline h said...

very nice indeed -I love it

chrissy said...

So VERY COOL Carol...and perfect for Adrienne!!!

Zeborah Loray said...

Wow- those doors are amazing!
The whole project looks great.

Anonymous said...

Carol, this is just fabulous! I love what you've done with it!

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Anonymous said...

hello Carol,

It looks really, really good and "finished" ! I bet Adrienne will love it !

greetings from Belgium