Trinkets & Treasures ATCS by Belinda, Helena, Louise & Mistra

“Life’s Little Treasures” ATC & Mini Tutorial by
Belinda Spencer


Today I am sharing my take on the July ATC theme ‘Trinkets & Treasures”.

I LOVED this theme!!
My first thought was that I wanted to make a shaker box filled with little metal trinkets and treasures. The Mini Arch Windows were perfect for this.
I started by applying gesso to my windows with a make-up sponge.

Next I added some double-sided tape to the back and attached a piece of acetate cut to size.

Then I used 3D foam to enclose the window area so that all of the little metal trinkets wouldn’t fall out.

You can see from these steps how very simple it is to create your own shaker box.
Dusty Attic products used:
Thanks so much for checking out my ATC and mini tutorial today.
“Trinkets & Treasures” ATC by Helena Johansson 

This months ATC-theme was so much fun to work with! I have used the scraps from a Mini Arch Window (DA0818) and covered the little squares with patterned paper. Then I have used several Dusty in Blooms that I painted in different ways. The larger Bridal Veil flower (DA0805) I covered with Dusty in Color Clear Gloss Varnish (DA0901) and misted with light blue glimmer mist. The little mini roses was also covered with Clear Gloss Varnish and after they dried they almost look like glass flowers – a very cool effect! The smaller Bridal Veil flowers were also glossed, and the blue ones I first misted and I also used brown ink on the edges.
From the new release I’ve used the little Mini Butterflies #2 (DA0893), just painted with white gesso. These butterflies are so sweet!


“Treasure” ATC by Louise Collins
For this months ATC theme I wanted to showcase some of my favourite trinkets I like to use on my craft projects, most of which are metal. The NEW Pen Nib chippy was painted with silver acrylic and curled to make it look realistic and teamed with a silver painted vintage key from an older release.

I used the small corner scrolls to add a flourish to my background and spritzed them the same as the ATC backing board. I simply added some little real metal pieces and metal letters to finish.

Lou Collins XX
“My Trinkets” ATC by Mistra Hoolahan


Hi everyone!  This month’s ATC theme of Trinkets and Treasures was open to a plethora of ideas and so far the ATC’s everyone have created are just so gorgeous!  I decided to make an iddy reverse canvas that I had into an ATC, since it was ATC sized!    

I love trinkets and my favourite trinkets are my butterflies, so I have used these sweet Dusty Mini Butterflies #2 to represent them.  

I’ve popped some plain ones into a little bottle and as they’ve escaped they’ve been brought to colour!  Each was painted with Dusty in Colour acrylic paints {I’ve used Dusty Pink, Lavender Blush and Faded Denim} and then they were touched with some Viva InkaGold Rub in Platinum to highlight them.

The canvas had some texture paste added in random areas to add a little texture and then was sprayed with Smooch Spritz as well as Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Stains to create a rainbow of colour.  To pick up and highlight the textures it was touched with some Viva InkaGold Rub.  Once all the butterflies, jar, flowers and title was set the inside was coated in a thick layer of Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish and set aside for a few days to dry.  The Varnish really makes the colours pop!

So even though this wouldn’t fit into an ATC sleeve… I do hope you like my Trinkets and Treasures inspiration!  I’ve titled it ‘My Trinkets become my Treasures” because they do… once I’ve used them in my projects, layouts, cards etc… I’ve created a little treasure with them.

Dusty Attic Products used:
Mini Butterflies #2
Dusty in Colour Paint – Faded Denim, Lavender Blush & Dusty Pink
Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish
Dusty Roses – 1cm Eggplant & White / 2cm Candy Pink & Sweet Pink

One thought on “Trinkets & Treasures ATCS by Belinda, Helena, Louise & Mistra

  1. Anita says:

    The colours and texture are awesome Mistra! Love your ATC!

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