Artist Trading Block ~ Night Light

Feb 25, 2014

Night Light

Have you heard of Eileen Hul­l’s “Artist Trad­ing Blocks”? Artist trad­ing blocks allow you to cre­ate on a mul­ti-dimen­sion­al can­vas. I decid­ed to turn my ATB into a night light.

Before cre­at­ing my ATB using a pen­cil I drew a heart shape on one end of the die cut ATB. Please Note: this end will open and close so you can place a bat­tery tea light inside so don’t seal it shut. Using a craft knife cut the traced heart out of mat board. Now you are ready to assem­ble the ATB per the man­u­fac­tur­ers instruc­tions.

Attach pat­terned paper to the ATB then ink the edges using Chest­nut Roan ink. Using a craft knife, cut the pat­terned paper that is now cov­er­ing the heart to cre­ate a heart shaped win­dow. Attach a piece of lace behind the heart. Wrap a piece of seam bind­ing around the top and bot­tom of the ATB and tie a bow on top. Ink 4 wood­en mini spools with Chest­nut Roan ink then wrap a piece of pink lace tape around each one. Using a strong liq­uid adhe­sive attach each spool to the bot­tom of your ATB. Cre­ate a mini flo­ral col­lage on top of the ATB and accent with a resin bird, vin­tage but­ton and but­ter­fly pins. Now you are ready to place your bat­tery tea light inside.


Sup­plies Need­ed: Sizzix Score­Boards XL Die ~ Block/Cube/Bank  3D, Sizzix 6″ x 13″ Cream Mat Board, Pat­terned Paper, Plat­inum Stick­les, Chest­nut Roan Ink, Maya Road Vel­vet Point Blos­soms, Maya Road Vin­tage Pearl But­ter­fly Pins, Maya Road Wood Mini Spools, Maya Road Antique Pink Vin­tage Lace Tape, Resin Bird, Pale Yel­low Seam Bind­ing, Vin­tage But­ton, Brown & White Twine, Bat­tery Tea Light, Adhe­sive

Tools Need­ed: Die Cut­ting Machine, Paper Trim­mer, Craft Knife

This night light would be per­fect dec­o­rat­ed for a lit­tle girls room and used as a fairy light, or in a boys room to keep the mon­sters away. You could also dec­o­rate it as a table dec­o­ra­tion for a bridal show­er or baby show­er. It has loads of pos­si­bil­i­ties. Have fun!


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