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Monday, September 27, 2010

Altered ATG


I’ve seen some gorgeous altered ATG’s and have always wanted to jazz mine up. But, most of them had been painted and I was a bit of a scaredy cat in doing so. Then I put on my li’l thinking cap and came up w/ another idea:- why not decorate the inside casing w/ patterned paper.

First, I had to figure out some kind of template to use. It was just a matter of drawing around the outside of the ATG and then trimming to size. I used my Grommet maker to cut out the li’l holes for the knobby thingies (I’m guessing a Crop-a-dile would’ve worked, too) and a li’l indentation for another knobby thingie. Plunked it inside the casing of the ATG, using my Glue-Glider Pro, to adhere it to the casing. Added some decorative flowers and, of course, it had to have a li’l “Ladybug” perched on top of a flower. :-)

Oh, BTW, I removed the name "Scotch ATG 714" from the mid section. Just peeled it off. It gave me a li'l bit of a hastle but managed to get the residue off, using carpet tape. Just kept sticking it on and pulling off. Goo Gone or Undo would prob. work, too, but I don't have either.

Note:- The paper didn't interfere w/ the ATG's mechanism. :-)

Just think of the endless possibilities --- using wild, different coloured patterned paper. If you decide to go this route, I would love to see what you come up with!

7 comments:

  1. Your ATG look great. Stop by my blog and get your Blog Award!!!

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  2. Hi Linda, You can see my ATG in my craft room post - but what a FANTASTIC idea putting the paper inside. This way all the mechanism is hidden too. I love it.

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  3. Linda, what a great idea!!! It looks really great!

    Hugs, my friend!

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  4. Thanks for all the sweet comments!! {{{hugs}}}

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  5. Your ATG looks so pretty! I love that you put the paper on the inside. That's a great idea! Thanks for sending me your way to get ideas for my "naked" ATG. LOL!
    Super Hugs,
    ~Joy~

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