Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Artist Trading Block

Please let me share my newest project with you.  I have made my first Artist Trading Block.  This project was fun to make, I encourage everyone to give an Artist Trading Block a try!


The block was hand made from chipboard sheets that I had been hanging onto. I used two pieces of the same length chipboard to assemble my block.  I was able to create openings for the porcelain doll head and legs.

  The chipboard lengths were covered in patterned paper before I adhered the Unique Laser Designs Circle Stencil.

I had cut the Circle Stencil into four equal parts.  Once the parts were adhered to the block,every thing was given a coat of gesso. The insides of the circles were not coated as heavily, allowing the patterned paper to peek through.

Then I began filling in circles with stickers, brads, metals or just crackle medium.  I sprayed all the sides with mists, wiping off any mist that coated the filled in circles, and topped off the colors with paint.




Once the box was assembled, I added Unique Laser Design's Angel Wings to the box.  The wings had been treated to paint and embossing powder.  

The porcelain head and legs were given a black paint wash, then covered in embossing powder.

Are you ready to try an Artist Trading Block on your own?  I highly recommend them!  
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Supplies Used:

Lindey's Stamp Gang Spray Mists and Embossing Powders, Distress Paint and Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents, Crackle Accents.




7 comments:

Lindsey said...

This is an amazing piece of artwork, Lee! I love her steampunk-y attitude and all the details you added to the block. Wow!

Karen Schroeder said...

Wow! It's absolutely stunning! Love how you added the embellishments inside and on the circles!

AngelicaS said...

This is the most breathtaking ATB i've ever seen. Love it!!

Kathy said...

This is amazing! This is now my favorite ATB ever!!!

Violent Kittie said...

Thank you, Lindsey! I love steam punky attitude.

Violent Kittie said...

Thank you Angelica. I loved making this ATB. I should have made one sooner.

Violent Kittie said...

Such high praises! Thank you!