This week’s challenge over at the Big Art Adventure is basically to make an ATC on a block of wood. Perfect for me, because I love ATCs and because I live with a guy whose main goal in life seems to be to fill our house with random pieces of wood and power tools. It took him less than a minute to cut me an ATC-sized block – after warning me that what the wood vendors claim is 1″ thick is actually more like 3/4″. (Because clearly my project could not work unless the thickness was exactly to specifications.)
I painted the wood turquoise (one of my favorite colors to use lately), stamped the sides and then made an acrylic ATC to adhere to the front with sheet music, a stamped image and a vellum ribbon/bow. Of course nothing I make is complete until I add flowers and/or bling and/or both. Mine is not nearly as beautiful and intricate as the examples on the Art Adventure site, but I really enjoyed making it and would like to do more. Now, let’s see…where could I get some more wood?
From the left…
…from the right.