Skip to main content

Fun Mother's Day Altered Tin & ATC's

Hi Everyone!

I hope you've all had a super week so far!

Since Mother's Day is in just 2 short days I wanted to share a really fun idea I have been sharing with folks on my blog.   It's an altered candy tin filled with 10 ATC's. 

The tin it's self has been covered with a few of the beautiful papers from the Glitz line - Laced with Grace which I just love.  It's got both an edgy and vintage at the same time.  I inked the edges of each panel with the Paris Trunk Sepia Ink and glued each one into place.

I embellished the lid with a chipboard letters which I painted with Maya Road Mist and a beautiful image from the collage sheet Ladies Who Lunch AP477.   I've also added a few vintage buttons, tiny flowers which were colored using Maya Road Mist and finished it off with a touch of glitter glue and tarnished gold tinsel.

The inside was embellished with a photo of myself when I was a couple years old along with more Glitz Paper and a funny computer generated sentiment taken from my Smart Aleck remarks list on my blog.  I glued 3 magnetic strips to the back of the tin so it could be mounted on a fridge or other metal surface.

And I filled it with loads ATC's each using a different image from the following collage sheets:  Ladies who Lunch 477D; Victorian Actresses 536D; Ooh La La 577D and Playing Around 951D.  Each ATC background was created using a different technique incorporating everything from waxed paper, crayons, embossed Metal and much much more! If you're interested you can check out my blog ~ Ink Stains ~ for instructions on each card. 

I hope all you Mom's out there have a wonderful weekend!

Ink Stained Roni


  1. These are so very wonderful, I need to make one for my MOM!!!!

  2. has tins filled with 20 blank ATC cards ready to embellish! go here

  3. Jean, I just may take you up on that! Roni, what a fun project and I do love your smart aleck remarks on your blog. Adding a magnet on the back makes it fun to play with while on the fridge. I'm a firm believer in interactive art for the fridge.

  4. Love this tin of ATCs! :) They are awesome! I need to go pick me up a tin at! :)


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Get on Over!

We like having you visit,  Make sure to subscribe... Just click here - easy peasy November will be filled with Die Cut ART,  join us. Embellish premade pieces art by Barbara Rankin Cut your own pieces Paint or Foil to add interest art by Lyneen Jesse Combine Die cuts in a variety of mediums art by Jean Moore Create with your manual die cutting machine  or buy premade
 Handy Tip for Artists, Recyclers and Neat Freaks! I have a follow-up to the Citra-Sol method for creating fabulous background pages and collages.   I bought a big bag of navel oranges and realized I had the ingredients to make my own solvent!   Simply take a clean glass jar, peel the rind from the oranges and place all the rind/peels, without the pulp (tangerines, oranges, navels) into the jar.   Pour enough vinegar over the peels to cover them.    Allow the jar to sit for a week or two and VOILA!     You have made your own solvent for literally pennies.    You will notice the liquid getting a bit thicker than the plain vinegar and it does not smell bad!!! I now have a  HUGE jar on the window sill!       Be careful and only use this after testing on a safe spot.

DINA WAKLEY Featured Artist

We are SO Proud to present Dina Wakley with her ART and February Tip   (oops, she says she is totally disorganized, so there is HOPE for all of us!) Dina Wakley is a mixed-media artist and teacher. She loves everything about art: creating it, thinking about it, looking at it, and teaching it. Dina is passionate about teaching art. She teaches both in-person and online workshops.  She is a docent at the Phoenix Art Museum, where she gives tours to school groups and gets kids excited about art. As a Ranger Signature Designer, Dina designs a line of mixed-media art supplies that includes acrylic paints, mediums, brushes, rubber stamps, stencils, and more. Look for the Dina Wakley Media Line by Ranger at a store near you.  Dina's books Art Journal Freedom and Art Journal Courage are available now. Also look for three new North Light DVDs starring Dina, available this month: "Art Journal Mark Making and Throwing Ink," Art Journal Color Courage," and &q