Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"Chunky" Artist Trading Blocks

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Last week I mentioned I'd be back with more images and details about "Chunky ATC's.  If you've never heard this 'term' before, well, you wouldn't be alone!

While Artist Trading Cards have been around since the mid 1990's.  A "Chunky"is a solid wood substrate with the same dimensions of an Artist Trading Card (2.5 x 3.5 inches) and includes 1.5 inches in depth, thus "chunky".  I purchased mine via Outside The Margins and noticed today that they are on sale for $12.00 for 12 blocks. This price does not include shipping and handling.  Be warned - they are heavy. 

All but one of the five you see below are all made incorporating Craft Attitude transfer film/skin.   If you look closely at the one at the top with the star, the blueprint was printed with Craft Attitude  and then, using UHU glue, I attached it directly to the wooden block.  I liked how, being transparent, you can still see the wood grain through it.  The one to the left of it with the partial body of the man holding the Royal Flush was created by first adhering some beautifully embossed natural paper to the block and then adding the Craft Attitude layer over the paper, again with UHU (or any other acid free glue).


- An Assortment of  5"Chunky Artist Trading Blocks - 
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"Samurai SteamPunk"
Chunky ATC Block and 6x6x1.5 inch cradled wood panel


Samurai SteamPunk Chunky
Mixed Media Collage 3.5x1.5x1.5 inches
Image Credits:  helmut only - Mr. Whiskers 

 Samurai SteamPunk 2
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6 comments:

Tracie said...

ooooh these are so cool!

Caterina Giglio said...

tracie took the words right out of my mouth lol!

Martina2801 said...

OMG these are totally divine, Trudi! I cant take my eyes away from them ... super awesome!!!

MB Shaw said...

They are just beautiful!

A Magical Whimsy said...

I love what I am seeing here, Trudi
Amazing!
Teresa in California
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

poornima gautam said...

beautiful dresses.............