Saturday, 10 June 2017

How To Decorate An ATB With Romantic Summer Collection

Hi all

I have made up an ATB using the Romantic Summer Decoupage pad available at Cherish the Memory. An ATB is an Artist Trading block also known as a chunky. It is basically a block that can be decorated on all sides or with one side open like a shrine.

I painted each piece in gesso first so that the paint wouldn't soak into the mdf. Then i coated it with DecoArt Texture sand paste before painting over with acrylic paint.

I dyed some cheese cloth with Tattered Angels glimmer mist and adhered it to the ATB, I then popped out the pieces from the card kit and glued them into place. I added shells and flowers to create more dimension,

For the top of the block i used a stencil and painted over it with Metallic Lustre. Then i placed down the die-cuts and embellishments. I filled a small bottle with seed beads and mini shells before gluing it to the top.

I used one of the backgrounds from the card kit and added the die-cuts. I then decorated it with shells and flowers.

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  1. Katie, this is just such a lovely little project - I love the colours and all the sweet little seaside elements

  2. these are fantastic and gorgeous projects Katie
    Gr Karin

  3. Hi Katie this is a wonderful project. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. A fabulous project Katie. Gorgeous colours and wonderful elements xx

  5. Wow, stunning as always Katie xx

  6. Such lovely embellishments on this project today

  7. Another very cool project! I was going to ask what an ATB was! lol Thanks for telling me. I'm familiar with the Artist Trading Blocks...just not the abreviation! ;o)

    1. Thank you Nancy.
      There are a few names for them including chunkies.

  8. Gorgeous project Katie with great details.
    Julie x