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There was an empty post so I volunteered!    HIP HIP HOORAY.

I carried a wooden ATB with me all week, holding it and turning it, waiting for some inspiration.  I thought about (OH NO) macrame around it, making it into an Easter basket of some sort, BUT I had to get dirty to find the next step!


Art Anthology Paints were used after putting down a white base coat, the wood just sucks up the paint if not base coated. Do not use a gloss paint or sealer, it will make your top coats hard to apply in some cases.


Sanding adds character

I then used an original stencil created for the Mailbox Muse Serengeti Kit 


Apply the stencil vertically & then horizontally for a basketweave pattern, I used a spouncer (or sponge) to apply the paint over the stencil.




I got an smaller wooden block and hammered a hole into the top for later



I considered small nails but used good old, tried and true Aleens
to attach the Glitz banner and top block.

 I then wanted to add some pops so outlined the banner in black paint and added some doodle type lines.   HMMMMMMM, not enough POP.   Bring in the Bright yellow and add photo hardware. VOILA.   I did not add legs but I could in the future, if I do they will be the reddish color with yellow.

 


These are wooden ATB's but just wait!   You will get to see the newest style of ATB's in May!

See the AlteredPages Site for -

Wood

Paints

Embellishments

Adhesives

Have a Groovy weekend, allow your Muse to find you!  



Comments

  1. I have several of these wooden blocks, some square and some rectangular, and had no idea what to do with them. Thanks for the helpful hint on painting a white base coat first. Even if I add paper layers, I think that might help them to adhere better. I also have boxes of vintage children's blocks which would make cool additions to the larger wooden blocks I have. I think I have some ideas now. Thank you! Anne, yourmainestamper

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    1. I love the idea of adding children's blocks. If papering, you might want to do a base coat of something like Crystal Lacquer or Beacon, as that will seal and can be a glue too.

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  2. I only recently heard about ATBs so these are are a new idea to me. This is a very cool 3D project! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. I like them because you have allot of surface to work with on a small space! They can be painted, papered, stenciled, sanded, misted, sprayed, you name it! I like to add legs of all sorts too. Think about Seashells, pearls, marbles, etc.

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  3. What fun! Such a coincidence...I have one sitting on my desk half painted! I love the idea of adding the photo holder. I may have to do that with mine too :)

    Thanks for sharing your great ideas Jean!

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  4. Great idea! How creative.

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  5. that's delightful, Jean - love all the techniques you used!

    did I ever show you the chunky atc I finished last month?
    http://tristanrobinblakeman.com/GildedCageChunkyATC.JPG

    I am SO glad you sell these wooden blanks, because I love working with this size and with wood - but would never get it together to buy the lumber (and the saw!) to cut them to size!

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  6. Not sure what ATB's are but it looks awesome nice job!

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  7. What fun you had with these ATB's. I love the basket weave stencil idea, and the extra sanding gave it some character. TFS

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  8. I think several of the ATB's would make a nice grouping for photos or the ATCs you don't want to hide in a folder!
    I like the layers♥

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  9. LOVE ATB's.... need to create some!!!!

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  10. I like the stenciled basket weave effect on your ATB! Helene from UPA

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