Nesting an ATB by Lynne Moncrieff



That's Crafty! ATB's are another wonderful surface available from them and as with any surface, a world of possibilities as to what you add to them.

Previously I worked with the 4" size, this time I down-sized to the 3" cube although some things do stay the same in life, with no surprise, I choose a nature theme.

With the ATBs, I like there to be an element resting on the top and this one is no different. I stumbled (literally - as my supplies are and have been in slight disarray for a wee while due to a home move) across a rusted vintage tart tin and craft nest, the nest was in need of a new home for the longest time and now it finally has one.


That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set Lynne's Affirmations Set 3
That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF Artist Trading Block 3" x 3" - 4" x 4"
That's Crafty! Medium - Gesso White
That's Crafty! Medium - Texture Paste
That's Crafty! Multi-Purpose Craft Adhesive
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics: Buff, Toffee, Squid Ink, Slate, Venice Blue
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Extras: re-cycled white packing paper, vintage rusted tart tin, nest and feathers


After assembling the ATB, which is so easy to do, white Gesso was applied before a random application of That's Crafty! Texture Paste. Then to layering PaperArtsy Frescos.

In this photo below, using Squid Ink, only small areas of paint applied, focusing on the edges.
I did add some touches of Heavy Body Titanium White - no step photo of that.

On Affirmations Set 3, there were some affirmations relating to the theme of birds, perfect for what I had in mind for this ATB.

I inked up the Affirmations, stamping onto re-cycled white packing paper.

To embellish the ATB, a rusted vintage tart tin was topped with a craft bird nest, with a couple of feathers tucked inside.

On four sides of the cube, an Affirmation was layered.

The texture from the Texture Paste can be seen here.

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Oh, just to add, there are 6 ATB in the pack, amazing value for money.


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  1. Very inventive use of the atb Lynne. Love the vintage style and the bird's nest is such a fabulous topper.
    Fliss xx


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