“Art Deco” ATCs by Michelle, Audrey and Karen

“My Love” Art Deco ATC by Karen Shady
Hi, Its Karen here today, to share with you my take on the Dusty Attic ATC challenge for May. This month the challenge prompt is ART DECO. I wasn’t really familiar with this style, in fact I had to google it, as I really had no idea. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the glamorous, French inspired images.

I found this gorgeous image of the dancing couple on the internet, printed it out twice, onto white cardstock, used one as the base of my ATC, and cut the dress, and the man’s jacket from the second image, mounting onto foam tape, to create a kind of paper tole effect. Which you can see in more detail in the picture below

I love the gorgeous ATC frames from The Dusty Attic. This time, I have painted it using a makeup wedge, in Dusty in Colour Fine Silver.
Products used:
We look forward to seeing your ATC creation this month
Happy crafting
Karen x

“Vogue” Art Deco ATC by Michelle Grant

Hi there, the theme this months Dusty Attic’s ATC Challenge is “ART DECO”
This theme is a little harder as it is not so commonly known what Art Deco is.
Think 1920’s to the 1940’s geometric and glamour.
Art Deco (/ˌɑrt ˈdɛkoʊ/), or Deco, is an influential visual arts design
style which first appeared in France during the 1920s, flourished
internationally during the 30s and 40s, then waned in the post-World War
II era.[1] It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft
motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. The style is often
characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes, and lavish

Deco emerged from the Interwar period when rapid industrialization was transforming culture. One of its major attributes is an embrace of technology. This distinguishes Deco from the organic motifs favored by its predecessor Art Nouveau.

Historian Bevis Hillier defined Art Deco as “an assertively modern
style…[that] ran to symmetry rather than asymmetry, and to the
rectilinear rather than the curvilinear; it responded to the demands of
the machine and of new material…[and] the requirements of mass

During its heyday Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.

Hopefully that helps give you a few more ideas on tackling this theme! 🙂
I painted and drew this 40’s girl, well that is what I was aiming for anyway! LOL

Dusty Attic Used:

Art Deco Frame Set – DA0545
ATC Frame – Chipboard – DA0663

“Old Hollywood” Art Deco ATC by Audrey Underwood

My inspiration came from the glam of Old Hollywood, the pin curls and finger waves women wore in their hair. The angles and curves in the buildings and the highly polished veneer of the furniture.

During its heyday Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress. Building became more angular with curves. You can still see buildings with a strong Art Deco influence around these days.

Woman became braver with fashion and etiquette. They cut their hair and even became smokers in public.

The images above came from Google Images.

The Dusty Attic products used – Elegant Frames

You can visit my blog HERE for more of my creations using Dusty.