Sunday, January 26, 2014

Artist Trading Blocks

Remember these?

I wrote a post about these wonderful little chunks of 2x4's and all the possibilities they inspire and here are a couple of examples of what I've made and a special ATB made for me in a swap on Craftster. These are just the tip of the iceberg! I've got a few more in the works and if you want to see some great examples of ATB's, go to Craftster and see them Here.

I made this one whilst thinking about spring. It's been unusually cold here in southern Virginia this winter.

The flowers are raw brass findings that I enamel with fingernail polish.

Here's one that was inspired by a scrap piece of Graphic 45 paper from the Steampunk Debutante collection.
The bulb in the middle (on top of the block) is, I think, something from Tim Holtz, but the two on either side are flash bulbs used in old flash cameras way back in the 20th century. :-)

My husband gave me a bunch of rusty washers and I used a couple of them on top. I love rusty things!

And this fantastic ATB was made for me by pottermouth in the Artist Trading Block Swap on Craftster.

You can see more of this awesome ATB Here.  I'll be posting a couple more ATB's in the next week or so, so stay tuned!

1 comment:

Holly M said...

These ATB are fabulous! Such a treat to see them.