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Make Artist Trading Blocks!
Turn simple blocks and your box of doodads into fun artist trading blocks to trade with your friends!

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  • How to make a piece of assemblage art. Artist Trading Blocks - Step 1
    Step 1

    Americana Decoupage
    Americana Acrylic Paints
    E-6000 Glue
    2" x 2" pine wood blocks
    Printed images
    Stamp pad
    Beads, Game Pieces, Rhinestone Trim & Buttons

  • How to make a piece of assemblage art. Artist Trading Blocks - Step 2
    Step 2

    1. Paint your wood blocks with different colors of Americana Acrylics
    2. & 3. Paint and decoupage images & book pages on each side of the wood blocks
    4. Distress the edges by dabbing them in a stamp pad
    5. Glue 3" pieces of wire on buttons & jewelry pieces and let dry
    6. & 7. Drill holes through game pieces, buttons and on the top center of each wood block
    *I used a Dremel, but you could use a regular drill if you're careful
    8. & 9. Glue more doodads on each block
    *Things like letters, plastic flowers, rhinestone trim and strips of text
    10. Glue 4 matching wood beads on the base of each block for feet
    11. & 12. Thread beads, dice, buttons and games pieces on the wire and glue inside the hole on the top center of each block

  • Step 3

    Watch how I made them here!

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