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Thrincie Treasure Box

Side 1

Our little mixed media art group, heARTist Trading Cards, trade ATC's each month, but we also do mixed media side trades. Truth be told I think I like the side trades the best ! One of the most recent side trades was for fabric "thincies" - 3"x3" squares. Although we only had three participants it was one of my favorite trades, and it was size that I had not worked in before. I decided to make a small treasure box from the thrincies that I received in trade and the extras that I had made for myself, figuring that I would need them to complete the box.

I had a great time with this trade and I know that this little treasure box will hold good memories for many years to come.
Side 2

This one is the top of the box, and it was made by Karen Musgrave. As you may have noticed, I have a thing for crow's and raven's , and so it was a perfect top piece.
 It's a great example of thread painting!

This thrincie was made by Linda Edkins Wyatt. I love felted things so this was a perfect addition and I love the beaded elements!

This lovely mixed media thrincie is made by Patty Van-Huis Cox. I love the depth of color and the stitched embellishment. I added the 'dream' key as a closure, but I think that it worked well with Patty's embellishment. I had not wanted to detract from what she did, but I needed the weight of something like the key to keep the top closed and I liked the idea of a 'dream key'!


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