Sunday, 6 June 2010

Hanging ATCs

I am in a swap where we made a set of 3 hanging ATCs - any theme, colour scheme, media or way of hanging. I decided to combine metal with paper, and made 3 ATCs in my favourite colour combination of turquoise and copper.

The hanging 'mechanism' is 5 pieces of copper wire, twisted together and curled at the ends. I patinated the copper lightly so it has some areas of light turquoise verdigris. The ATCs are attached to the twisted wire 'hanger' using jewellery findings - eye pins, head pins & bead caps.

The ATC backgrounds are deli paper sprayed with colour wash sprays, glued to cardstock. Old sheet music which has been stained with watered down Crafty Notions Creative Colour Spray in turquoise, plus some which has also been dry brushed with white gesso, are layered onto each ATC. Tags sprayed with Sticky Fingers Maple winter ink colourwash spray and the turquoise are wrapped with more sheet music with words stamped on top, and punched flowers with tiny brads were added . To finish the ATCs, I glued on copper coloured metal embellishments from the US, and a letter 'A' triple embossed on cardstock.

I hope Annie likes them!


  1. Annie sure does like them. Amazing, terrific,creative.

  2. Love this color combo also. Fabulous collection, if Annie doesn't like it she can send it to me LOL!

  3. These are amazing Adrienne, love the colors and the copper hanger is brilliant! What's not to LOVE about these!

  4. Just brilliant, Adrienne. I love the wire hanging and what I think of as your trade mark colours.

  5. These are wonderful ATCs and love how you've hung them :)

  6. Adrienne - these are so wonderful. I love the mix of colors and the metal embellishments. So beautiful.

  7. Gorgeous!! How could she not? Love your skill with copper wire... =D



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