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An ATB for Independence Day

We're making wooden treasures this month - many fun projects with Foundations Decor and other types of wooden bases!  Today I have a wooden ATB (Artist Trading Block) to share.  With the Fourth of July holiday so close, I thought a patriotic theme cube would be fun.

Altered Pages is carrying a beautiful 6x6 paper pad by Authentique called Heroic.   These are really super designs!  I chose to use 5 of them on my block.  The sixth side is really the bottom of the block.  I always decorate it anyway.  I used a red and white pattern from the 6x6 Authentique pad called Saucy for that side.  Attach your paper with glue or a quality double-sided tape.  One of the Heroic designs has a second side the is dark blue with polka dots.  I used that side for the cut out stars.  Use any cutting die, punch or stencil in your collection to get the look you want.

A slight wooden edge showed after the panels were glued in place.  Staz On blue ink helps the paper and block blend together.  Especially on the rough edge that I was much too lazy to sand down.

Gold stickers bring the edges and corners a little shine.

Have you ever bought a kit from Altered Pages?  They are always full of collage images and I had a page of patriotic images leftover from an old Mailbox Muse kit.  They were perfect here.  The inside front cover of the Heroic pad has the saying, "America was built on courage, imagination and determination to do the job at hand. -Harry S Truman.  It doesn't all fit on the ATB, but the main message is clear.

 There are close-up pictures of each side below the supply list.  Come back real soon and see what other projects the Design Team would like to share and inspire you!

Supplies Used:
Wooden Artist Trading Block
Paper pad: Authentique Heroic
Paper pad: Authentique Saucy
Collage images - Altered Pages has a lot of designs to choose from


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