Thursday, March 21, 2013

What Can You Do With a "Chunk" of 2x4?

Last Wednesday evening was the first Challenge of the monthly "ATC Workshop & Swap" group . . . Artist Trading Blocks, also known as ATBs or Chunkies.  While the basic dimensions of each ATB is the same as an ATC (2-1/2"x3-1/2"), it's actually 3-D and can be either 2-1/2"x3-1/2"x1-12" (think of a "stumpy" 2x4 piece of scrap lumber) or 2-1/2"x3-1/2"x3/4".  Chunkies are 4"x4" and are two dimensional much the same as an ATC.  Both formats can be as plain as the artist likes, or embellished over-the-top.  Since there was no theme or other guidelines, everyone in the group definitely took the Challenge to the max and soared outside the box with their creations!  Some of these very talented artists even created more than one!  Just take a look . . .

"ZenTangles" 4"x4" Chunky
created with inks, water colors, and color pencils

"Valentine" & "Someday I'll Be King"
4"x4" Chunkies by CHARLOTTE FERN

Please leave us a comment . . . or two! . . . and let us know what you think.  In the meantime, join us in congratulating and thanking all of these great artists for a job well done!

 If you'd like to take part in our monthly "ATC Workshop & Swap", join us the second Thursday evening of each month from 6:00pm-8:00pm and you too can begin to think big in a small way!  There's no membership required and it's FREE!  Hope to see you there!
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