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Altered Fairies

Two posts in two days.  I haven’t done that in years.

But I have been very busy crafting since I organized my craft room over the holidays.  So I’m sharing 2 new projects before I send them off to my swap partners.

The first one is an altered tin.  I used scrapbook paper, tissue tape, and a stamped advertisement on the cover of the tin.


Inside the tin is a fairy from Lisa’s Altered Art, along with several vintage styled sewing notions.  She’s a sewing fairy, as you can clearly see.

altered fairy tin

Here’s another fairy on a chunky ATC.

chunky ATC

Some people call a chunky ATC anything that uses big embellishments.  But when I googled for it, I kept seeing these blocks of wood with feet and things sticking off of them.  And I fell in love with them.

I love the idea of something 3-dimensional to sit on a small shelf, rather than a 2-Dimensional ATC that gets filed away somewhere.  Plus, these chunky ATCs have more surface to play with so you can be a little more creative.   Here’s the back of this one with a flower…

chunky ATC back

I’m thinking of writing a photo tutorial on how to make a chunky ATC since I can’t find anything on the web that really covers the subject.  The wood blocks are actually quite easy to come by and I would love to join more swaps for these chunky suckers.

Got any feedback on the altered fairies or the chunky ATC subject?  I would love to hear from you in the comments section.