Art and Craft

An Artist’s Trading Block with Clearsnap + Fancy Pants

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Hello, friends! For some time now, I’ve been meaning to join the Artist Trading Block movement and finally, I’m here!  I recently picked up some tools to get myself started, including a great cube die from Sizzix, and am now envisioning interesting cubes set out here and there, amassed as a centerpiece, or filling a beautiful bowl.  The ideas are flowing as they always seem to do when I work from our Vegas home.   Must be some good feng shui here, as I’ve already finished another very different one that I posted about here!  The project I have for you today is part of a hop that we are having with Clearsnap and Fancy Pants.  Aren’t these papers yummy?

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For this block, I used a lovely patterned paper collection from Fancy Pants called, “Burlap & Bouquets.”  It’s a wonderfully comforting collection, filled with muted, rich tones that are perfect for autumn crafting.

VivianKehFancyPants_CClearsnap Chalk Ink in Yellow Ochre (link below) was used just about everywhere, on the edges of the cube and all the die-cut pieces, to accentuate the vintage appeal of this collection.

VivianKehFancyPants_BWhat’s great about these blocks is that each surface is an opportunity to make a small, but complete composition.  And there’s a new challenge of bringing each composition together into a unified three dimensional whole.

VivianKehFancyPants_AI randomly stamped a small blossom over various panels using Clearsnap Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan (link below).

VivianKehFancyPantsSneakThis stuff is a joy to blend, which makes it great for distressing/antiquing.  It is very fast drying as well,  which is a great quality when you have a project that you want to pick up and handle right away! Whereas two dimensional pieces of artwork are most often “hands-off,” these cubes ask you to engage, to pick them up and turn them around.

I hope you enjoyed my share today.  For more inspiration, please visit the talented crafters participating in our hop today, starting with…

The Fancy Pants Blog!

SUPPLIES:
Clearsnap Fluid Chalk Inkpad, Yellow Ochre
Clearsnap ColorBox Full Size Fluid Chalk Ink Pad: Chestnut Roan
Fancy Pants Designs Burlap and Bouquets Collection Kit
Fancy Pants Designs Burlap and Bouquets Button Set
Fancy Pants Burlap and Bouquets Cardstock Stickers, 12-Inch by 12-Inch, Fundamentals
Fancy Pants Burlap and Bouquets Label Stickers, 4 x 6-Inch

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