Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Chunky Wooden ATC, Trying Something New By Carol Fox

I have fancied trying one of these ever since I first saw one a couple of years ago. They now seem to be everywhere so I figured it was time to actually getting around to doing one.
The wooden blocks are ATC sized 2.5 x 3.5 inches, they vary from the normal ATC in that they are wooden and 1.5 inches deep.
I have altered this one in a steampunk style. I covered all the sides apart from the front in Ten Second Studio Metal. I had first run this through my big shot using a cuttle bug steampunk plate, I then lightly sanded the texture to give it an aged appearance and to highlight the pattern. I stuck this to the block with The Crafters Pick Ulitmate Glue , this is the perfect glue for this as it just seems to fuse the metal to the wood.                                                                                    

The propeller goes round as it is fixed in place with a screw, these are in the shop but at the moment they are sadly  out of stock .

The large knob on the top is from an old chest of draws that I got out of a skip for all the lovely hardware on it, this is lovely and aged with a great natural green patina finish. The lotto number is from an old set I picked up in a 2nd hand shop.

All the Tim Holtz Gears and spinners are available in the shop as are the other various charms and all the inks I have used.

The challenge this month to try something new or to use something new. All the details of the challenge and how to enter can be seen here.


  1. That is one AMAZING creation! Super fab! x

  2. Fabulous project. Now I know why you were using that monster of a drill LOL. So chunky and tactile, love it. xx

  3. Oh wow this is fabulous, great piece, x

  4. What an amazing piece of art, so beautiful, perfect!

  5. This is absolutely fabulous... heading to find me a chunk of wood!! ;)


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