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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