Sunday, 9 November 2008

Awfully Big Art Adventure Week 7








This is my entry for The Awfully Big Art Adventure Week 6 .
This week it was to transform a wooden block of similar size to an atc.
Thank you to my cousin Tom who came to the rescue with a wooden block, and also to Linda who kindly popped one in the post as I thought I was going to have trouble obtaining one.
I really enjoyed making these, I covered them with Gesso, and then a couple of coats of Crackle paint. Once dried I rubbed them with gold wax and distress inks.
The gold wax smelled lovely. One my first one I added images of English Poets , with quotes and a verse, and stamped pencils on the top.
The second one had a large angelic image on the front and a shrine on the back and again small quotes and gems etc, and a couple of metal charms.
I put red felt on the bases so that i could stand them on any surface and they wouldnt damage anything. They are on my mantlepiece in my sitting room and I love them. I think I would like to make more to use as Christmas decorations.
Im sure I will make them for friends too. Thank you to Rosie and Linda for the Inspiration once again.

11 comments:

Linda said...

Wow Jaqi they are absolutely brilliant...I'm so glad you feel proud of them and want to put them on show (on a rather fabulous fireplace!!)
You are right - it would be lovely to make some Christmas ones. You could do individual letters like JOY, NOEL etc....one letter on a block. Great idea - I'm going to get started tomorrow!!!!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Rosie said...

These are gorgeous - I especially like the poets one! What a clever idea to make Christmas ones or a set - why didn't I think of that? And of course they would make great gifts too .... thanks for joining in!
Love
Rosie

crafty creations said...

Wow Jaqi they are fantastic - poets one is my favourite. Love the way you've added all the stamping and texture

x Hilda

Paul B said...

Love these blocks, they are fab, so arty - I'd want to show them off too - been looking at your blog and there are loads of lovely items you've made. Soooo talented!

Px

magpie said...

Jaqi your blocks are wonderful I love them BOTH
Fab challenge don't you think

Sharon xx

Claireabelle said...

Fabulous pieces of artwork
x

Dawne said...

these are lovely Jaqi xx

Kaz Scrapz said...

Beautiful wooden ATC's Jaqi. I agree with everyone - fab idea to make christmas ones (might have to go wood shopping and get my hubby to get his saw and sander out!)
xxx Karen

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Beautiful work Jaqi, one lovelier than the last! They are fun to stand around aren't they. I can't wait to make some holiday ones too! Another really fun challenge oxo

Mam said...

Jaqi, I am in love with these. I love the atmospheric color and style. I love the idea of the individual Christmas letters. It so happens that my block turned out to be a Christmas theme. So I was thinking the same thing after I did the one.
Nancy

Kimmie said...

Love your Chucky ATCs...my favorite is the one with the angelic image on the front! Wow!

This is brilliant , i love it !