Saturday, 27 June 2015

Rusty distressed ATC trinket box kit: By Zuzu

Well here I am with my second ATC Trinket Box Kit.

I have gone a bit more mixed media on this one and of course there is rust and distressed grunge.
And just to show that it is really an ATC box and not really for soap, tarot cards and healing crystals, I have put in some of the gorgeous Calico Craft Parts individual ATC shrine blanks. I love those little blanks as you can use as is or separate them and use the backs for your ATCs (or as craft blanks) and the fronts can be used for frames etc.

I have stuck with using them as "cabinet cards" to display vintage photos. I was going to use photos my own ancestors but my printer decided it wasn't going to print. I had to use what I had to hand.

I used an embossing folder on some metal tape for the lid before adding paints and antiquing creams etc; then I simply added a few popular craft supplies from my stash (a different handle a metal word plate some rubber stamps), to give a more eclectic rustic look than the previous shabby chic one.

Calico Craft Parts Used:

ATC Trinket Box Kit
ATC wood blanks
Mini Butterflies (from Mini sheet)


  1. Fabulous! I was thinking of cabinet cards with those wonderful ATC frames, but you've beaten me to it... a stunning make, with those wonderful turquoise gleams amidst the vintage sepias.
    Alison xx