Thursday, February 27, 2014

Artist Trading Blocks for Graphic 45

A few Artist Trading Blocks created for Graphic 45 using Good Ol Sport. It’s great fun to create these tiny 3 dimensional works of art and I thought it would be a fabulous medium for the Good ol Sport collection. They remind me of little trophies! How great would these look in a masculine den or sports lovers room?

A few tips for making your own: The top finials and bottom stands are simply miscellaneous wooden pieces adhered together. Old wooden knobs and pulls, chess pieces, crafting pieces pieced together until they look just right. Once painted or stained they look as though they are one piece. Add some age to the pieces by grunging them. Sand all of the edges and then staining them with dark brown, watered down acrylic paint. To protect the finished project, coat with a light sealant.

There's more pics over on the Graphic 45 blog, along with other beautiful projects by Olga and Miranda :)

Materials List:
 Good ol Sport
Number 1 Fan
Cheer On
Play Ball
Game Day
Big Score
Ornate Metal Keys

Wooden Block
Rusty bits and bobs
Wooden Egg Cup

Small Wooden Finial

Miscellaneous old wooden knobs, pulls and pieces
Acrylic paint