Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Holiday Artist Trading Blocks

I just finished up a couple of Artist Trading 
Chubby Blocks for a holiday swap I'm in. On the 
Halloween ATB I used a weathered block and misted 
it with a combination of Tungsten Carbide and Sterling 
Silver Color Mists  from the Molten Metals set. I really 
love the dark shimmery look they gave the wood.
Next I used images from OTM's 
gave them some dimension by adding 
3D Crystal Lacquer over the images.
I also drilled a hole in the top and added a rusty 
bent piece of wire I mounted through a skull bead 
and then glued onto the block. I hung a key, 
and some ribbons from the end.

This ATB I made for a friend knowing she likes the color 
combinations of  turquoise and red. I first adhered some 
freebie images found online that I printed up, and then 
added some DecoArt's Snow-Tex and while it was still 
wet I sprinkled extra fine glitter dust. I then embedded 
bells and beads into the wet snow and let it dry.  I also 
adhered one of Sakura's Glass tiles over the words 
on the front side of the block.  I love how the 
glass tile magnified the words!  
Again, I used push pins for the feet.

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