7gypsies Wanderlust collection is a journey to vintage architectural, ephemera, labels and sayings pieces, where each one distictively says something unique. A colllection that is not only about travel, but a focus on the destination whether it be to a place or to new ways.
Crew member, Barbara Housner took pieces of the collection featuring doors and windows to make these stunning ATCs.
“I love to make ATC’s and put different layers on them – little bits and pieces of things. ATCs are little pieces of art work. All 5 have corresponding elements on each of them but the focal point is different.” – says Barbara about her small project.
Canvas Corp – 12 x 12 Canvas Sheet – Natural Canvas
Canvas Corp – 12×12 E-Flute Kraft
7gypsies – Wanderlust 8×8 Paper Pad
Tattered Angels – High Impact Paint Ivory
Staples and Stapler
Step 1 – Cut piece of scrap lightweight chipboard into 5 ATC’s (2.5 x 3.5 inches)
Step 2 – Take scraps of paper from the Wanderlust pad and cover the chipboard adhering the paper with gel medium.
Step 3 – Fuss cut the images of doors and windows from a page in the Wanderlust pad.
Step 4 – Rub black ink along the edges of the ATC bases and the focal points.
Step 5 – Tear pieces of fluted kraft paper to put on the front of the ATCs.
Step 6 – Use die cut machine to cut a leaf branch from black cardstock.
Step 7 – Tear a strip of canvas and pull thread from the canvas so the thread could be used for an embellishment.
Step 8 – Work out the layout with the thread and die cut leaf stem.
Step 9 – Cut a small piece off the canvas strip, fold in half, and staple to the top of the ATC.
Step 10 – Paint the Ivory paint on the fluted cardboard. Put all the layers on the ATC using your glue gun.
Choose from a variety of designs of papers, tags and ephemera to make your own ATCs or use them in your next vintage project. Combine the 7gypsies Wanderlust collection with the papers and pieces of the 7gypsies Ordre du jour and make your next masterpiece.
Find more of Barbara’s work in her blog.