Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Break Out ~ Be Free with an ATB

Happy Tuesday to Everyone.

It's Jean to share a wood ATB using GSL Cuts, Dixie Belle paints and other yummy ingredients with you.

The base is Dixie Belle Palmetto and Clear Coat mixed together, goes on smooth as silk!    I added the clear coat to get a more translucent look, two coats make it opaque, or just use the paint as is for full coverage.

I painted the chipboard with our AlteredPages Americana Chalk Paint,  
color Vintage.

I cut a Steampunk Butterfly in half with my Kai Scissors (I have had mine for 6 years & abuse them horribly but they are as sharp as the day I got them!) and used a sturdy glue to adhere to the back side of the ATB.  (I did paint the back side later too)   For the front of the ATB, first I used our Alpha stencil, the perfect size for an ATB, in color Vintage again..  I used a Birdcage and birds GSL cuts.  For the cage, I used RebelYellow Dixie Belle Paint.   I kept the Birds out of the cage for the theme.

Adding foil just gives projects PIZAZZ!

Lastly, I created the words on a painted piece of EcoBoard, added the theme words and more foil.

Of course, I sanded a bit and played a little more with the paints to age it somewhat.

It's often hard to get the beautiful gleam of the foil in pictures, but trust me, it is fabulous in person. 

Supplies used:
Wood ATB  
Chalk Paint
Dixie Belle Paint
Foil Rolls
Double side Tape
GSL Cuts
Kai Scissors

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  1. very nice! I love the kind of coverage that paint gives you - beautiful!

    1. Thanks Tristan, it really does a wonderful job on all surfaces.

  2. this is a great project. I purchased ATBs a long time ago but never used them. you're inspiring me to break them out! xo