You’ve heard of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) and Artrist Trading Blocks (ATBs), but I bet you never heard of the Artist Trading Spoons (ATS). Why? Because I just invented them!
To accompany the Robin’s Nest recipe themed blog hop, I decided to have some fun and create some retro ATSes featuring bold and fun mid-century graphics.
Tutorial to make Artist Trading Spoons
Step 1 Using a blending tool, color the edges of the
Perfect Stix Wooden Disposable Spoons 6" Length with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Step 2 Create a template of your spoon on scratch paper and cut it out.
Step 4 Briefly run the cardstock spoons under water to dampen. This will make it easier to bend the paper to fit the concave and convex portions of the spoon. Adhere cardstock to front and back of spoon using Mod Podge. Let dry.
Step 5 Ink edges of spoon cardstock with Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Step 6 Fussy cut retro graphics and adhere to spoon with Mod Podge. Coat entire spoon with Mod Podge.
Step 7 Punch a hole in the end of the spoon and run a ball chain through it to attach vintage kitchen trinkets.
A free gift from Paper Calliope and prizes from the Robin’s Nest
I encourage everyone to give the ATS a try. In fact, just to give this new trend a nudge, I will give a finished ATS and a blank spoon to create your own ATS to the first three people who remark in the comment section below that they “want to give making the ATS a try.”
Then, send me a picture of your completed spoon and I will post it in my new Artist Trading Spoon page.
The goodies don’t stop there. The Robin’s Nest is giving a prize to a lucky winner at each blog stop. All you have to do to enter the contest is begin at the Robin’s Nest, follow the links and leave a comment on each blog site.Make sure you visit each of the stops on the Design Team blog hop.
Stuff I used
- Water Glitter Swirl Cardstock
- Airplane Cardstock
- Awning Stripe Cardstock
- Perfect Stix Wooden Disposable Spoons 6″ Length
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo
- Mod Podge CS11302 Original 16-Ounce Glue, Matte Finish
- Metal Ball Chains with Connectors by Tim Holtz Idea-ology
- Vintage graphics from personal cookbook collection and internet
- Vintage trinkets from personal collection