Thursday, May 29, 2014

Altered Trading Blocks and Altered Pages Birdhouse

If you've been following along this month, you already know that Altered Pages has partnered with The Artists on the Block, sharing our Altered Trading Block creations, aka, ATBs.  These fun, easy to alter, blocks are made with Eileen Hull's Sizzix block dies.  

As this is the last Thursday of the month, I believe I am the last to submit my creation.  However, I am so excited to present my double-decker bird house.  Can you see the tenants inside?  I had my husband hold a flashlight and shine it into the hole so I could take a picture.

Supplies used:
Eileen Hull's Sizzix Blocks/Cubes, 3-D XL die
Sizzix mat board
Sizzix embossing folders: Bricked, Woodgrain
Metal candle holder
Rustique Tin Can embossing powder
Clear Embossing Ink Dabber
Corrugated cardboard from packaging
Acrylic paint, matte medium, Cobalt Teal, Rust

For a complete tutorial and more pictures of my double decker ATB bird house, especially a closer look at those cute little tenants living inside, please visit the Altered Pages blog.  

Check out this awesome special sale, through the end of the month.  We will add a FREE 6 well plastic palette and 1 ready to fill mister bottle when you purchase Splash Inks at the special limited sale price of 26.98!    Supplies are limited to on-hand quantities, valid until May 31, 2014 or until supply is gone. NO coupoon needed.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!


1 comment:

  1. Totally brilliant Barbara, - so clever to turn these boxes into houses!! And the idea of doing a double decker is genius!!