Saturday, August 30, 2014

Artist Trading Block - with Victorian twinge and Corset Top Hat and Luminary Night Light

A recent craft trend (at least for me) has been the ATB or Artist Trading Block.  Some have called them "Chunky ATCs".  I joined one of the recent swaps on The Craft Hole for a one-on-one swap for a 3" x 3" ATB, so this is my first ATB.

The corset is made from a paper towel (formed around a doll bodice and decoupaged).  This one was a gift to me from Andrea ( last year and I've been waiting for some fun project to give me a reason to decorate it.  The top hat is made from chipboard and wrapped in embossed aluminum ventilation tape. The 3"x3" box is made from cardstock with chipboard overlay & Graphic 45 paper.  Wooden knobs, painted for feet.  I used Tim Holtz' smallest circle die to make "windows" on each side so the flickering battery operated tea light, nestled in roses, could shine through for a night light.  The clear resin pieces were made from molds by me and the clay corset was also made from a mold.  Thanks for looking!