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« on: February 08, 2014 04:23:08 PM »

I participated in the ATB swap and had the most wonderful partner - Knickertwist! I wanted to make something extra extra special. Smiley

An ATB (artist trading block) is a block of wood cut to 2.5" x 1.5" x 3.5". Of course, I had to put feet and a roof on mine. The husband cut it for me and put a hole through it. As it's turning out, I'm his best excuse to add new tools to his arsenal!



Inside is a bird nest with three eggs. I made them from paper clay, sanded and painted it a bone color. Once that was dry I speckled them with two brown paints.







On this side the word "nurture" is spelled out under the roof. I colored small wood letters with an olive Copic and attached to the greenery with a matte medium.





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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014 04:32:21 PM »

So enjoying all the details. Incredible and a great idea of the roof and hole. Pinned, rocked, adored and drooled over Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014 04:42:34 PM »

Holy birds of paradise! This is so lovingly detailed and full to the top with charm!
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014 05:20:15 PM »

Gorgeous! AND IT'S ALL MINE! I love it  :-)
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2014 05:33:21 PM »

Gah, I love this so much. Every detail is exquisite! I just love it so much.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2014 05:48:32 PM »

Thanks so much everyone!
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2014 06:59:21 PM »

It's beautiful! It's so charming and delicate....especially considering it's a block of wood!  Cheesy
The details are wonderful, love the colors and the freshness. Gorgeous, dahling!
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