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eclectic Paperie’s 4th Anniversary

2011 January 18

It’s eclectic Paperie’s 4th Anniversary!  And what a way to celebrate by launching the E-Team on another great mission…… and something NEW from eclectic Paperie!ePblogHopChunkyArt

The E-Team mission is Chunky Tag or Chunky ATC using wood pieces as your canvas. 

Intimidated?  Don’t be!   Join Daisy and the E-Team for an inspiring blog hop featuring beautiful projects, lots of tips ‘n tricks and a chance for two lucky participants to win a $25 eclectic Paperie gift certificate Smile

To be eligible to win, simply visit each participating blog listed below and publish a comment!  Each blog listed below will accept comments for the next 48 hours, starting at 8am(EST) today! One comment per person per blog, please!

Two winners will be chosen and posted on the eclectic Paperie blog on Friday, January 21st.

eclectic Kit Chunky Art Jan 2011 By the time you are done with this blog hop your creative juices will be overflowing and you will want to create your very own Chunky Tag or Chunky ATC.


To make it easy for you,

 eclectic Paperie has created a limited

number of the

chUnKy aRt eclectic Kit!



This is the perfect kit to get you started Smile  Not only does it contains the wood, it also includes:


eclectic Kit Chunky Art Contents-1


MR Jonathan Alphabet

MR Red Bingo Numbers

Idea-ology Curio Knobs

4 MR Trinket Pearls

1 Brass Skeleton Key

1 Pewter Skeleton Key




eclectic Kit Chunky Art Wood


Or if you have all the embellishments

and just need the wood? 

Daisy is offering the

Just the Wood, Please? eclectic Kit




So let me show you what I came up with:

I think what had me intimidated was the four sides.  It wasn’t the wood.  Wood is so easy to work with, unless you’re building shelves or walls and you don’t measure it right.  As far as using wood as a canvas it’s very forgiving.

For my piece, I used a 2×4 piece of lumber approx.. 4 inches tall.  Any type of wood will do.  Pine, white wood, etc..   If the piece is a bit rough, I sand it lightly using regular sandpaper or sanding block (I raid hubby’s garage).  It doesn’t matter what grain the sandpaper is, especially if I’m going to cover it with paper and paint.  After I lightly sanded it, acrylic paint was applied on all four sides of the wood block.  I applied my papers which were cut slightly larger than the block, using Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium Gloss but you can use any type of good glue.  Once I made sure it was dry, I took my fine grit sanding block sanding the edge of the papers and corners of the wood block.

Then it was just a fun time finding stuff to add to my four sides.

Remember the last E-Team blog hop “Let’s Get Cracking”?  I made up a bunch of different pieces using the UTEE and decided to use this one:


Here is another tip:

My block was uneven, I mean it was the leaning tower of Piza.  So my first ‘base’ didn’t work out too well and I didn’t like the look of it:

I took the three dowel pieces off and found a wooden plaque (bought at Wal-Mart in the craft section) Being too lazy to get the paints out, I took my black Copic marker and colored it.

Before gluing the wood block down, I glued a craft stick (like the popsicle sticks) to the bottom side of the block, then glued the block down onto the base.  Basically I used the craft stick like a shim.  To cover any tell-tale signs, I used Tissue Tape around the edges.

I also used Tissue Tape on the top, which I covered with multi medium gloss.

What do you think?  Not too bad for my first Chunky Tag?  But wait till you see what the rest of the girls created….. and don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope I made sense, if I didn’t, don’t hesitate to ask…. oh and this project qualifies for the following challenges :):

Wild Orchid Challenges #15:  Let's Get Sentimental

Sugar Sweet Paper Treats:  January Altered Art Challenge

Order of the Opus Gluei #86:  Make a Scene

Lothian Crafts #10:  Anything Goes

Frosted Designs:  Show Me Paint

Do You Stack Up #2:  Distress It

Craft Your Days Away #11:  Anything Goes

Alphabet Challenge:  K for Keys

4 Crafty Chicks: Show us some Metal

Until next time…  

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82 Responses
  1. January 18, 2011

    Love your colors and there are so many thing to see in the small area.

  2. Michele Oliver permalink
    January 18, 2011

    Great great work, really an inspiration

  3. January 19, 2011

    I love how you used metal with all of your projects. There is so much details in each one.  They are awesome. THank you so much for sharing them with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Wishing you a great day!

  4. January 19, 2011

    Your chunky tag is right up my alley! Great job!

  5. January 19, 2011

    I loveeeeeeeeee this. I'm into the vintage look.

  6. Jerry permalink
    January 19, 2011

    I  like the four sides that are different but a common theme.

  7. Paulette S. in MO permalink
    January 19, 2011

    It's so Interesting!!  I will have to come back and find out more about the things you made with UTEE, I'm really wanting a melting pot, but just haven't given in yet. LOL  Although it's not overloaded, I want to come back and examine every detail because I love details, like how you shimmed and used the tissue tape brilliantly to cover the shims.  And the glossy top, is over the top!  Great inspirations, thanks so much.

  8. January 19, 2011

    This is wonderful – you're inspiring me to try out making a chunky ATC.  The textures and design are great – I like all the elements.  It's also very cool how you solved the unevenness, it really looks like another great element.  Wow!
    Thank you so much for participating with us at Opus Gluei, I hope we see you coming back for more challenges with us!

  9. Tina permalink
    January 19, 2011

    WOW Love the originality and love all the details! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week. :)

  10. DWD permalink
    January 19, 2011

    Very Nice.  Love the colors.

  11. January 19, 2011

    What fun – to the shed girls
    kitten DYSU team

  12. cher permalink
    January 19, 2011

    Hi…this is really cute…Im a metal junkie too and will have to do the utee thing…such a fun project! tysm

  13. January 19, 2011

    I have made a couple of these and they are so much fun. Happy birthday. Jackie

  14. Victoria Sturdevant permalink
    January 19, 2011

    I love your piece!  So much to look at, great detail.
    iamvictorias at gmail dot com

  15. January 19, 2011

    Love the antique look of your project. I also love all the Tim Holtz stuff you used to make it. It looks really great.

  16. laurensmom22 permalink
    January 19, 2011

    Love your project, especially how you used the tape. 

  17. January 19, 2011

    Love your style. The colors and composition are fabulous.

  18. peggysue W permalink
    January 19, 2011

    Super projects, and probably a lot of fun to do!  I think you've mastered distressing, lol!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at DYSU.

  19. Nancy permalink
    January 19, 2011

    I love your chunky art! So much to see and so many details.

  20. deb permalink
    January 19, 2011

    Grungy is my favorite style and you have lots of great grunge here. Really liked this one, Nice job, even though your botto was a bit off LOL

  21. Alicia permalink
    January 19, 2011

    Micki…you never cease to amaze me.  Fabulous job!

  22. January 19, 2011

    Beautiful piece of chunky art love all the elements and so many details to look at 

  23. Jen permalink
    January 19, 2011

    Fabulous project!! Love all the details and how you used the tissue tape!

  24. January 19, 2011

    Okay…. I have to confess… this project would totally intimidate me!! You did a fabulous job with all the layering and all the amazing embellishments you used! I love everything about it! Thanks for taking on our paint challenge at frosted designs this week!
    Barb  :)

  25. January 20, 2011

    LOVE this-there is so much going on!

  26. January 20, 2011

    Oh my – and I *just* got the heart kick-started after I saw Linda D's chunky ATC! You all are killing me with awesome creativity. What a way to die, right? I love all the detailing on your ATC. I'm a huge fan of metals and vintage grubbiness and you are definitely hitting all the high notes for me. :) You've given me 2 ideas for my own ATCs – and I've never actually made one yet! Thank you, thank you thank you for such fabulous inspiration. It's artsy folks like you who are bringing out the creative side of me. Have I thanked you yet? Thank you!
    Susan (the one who's apparently had too much afternoon coffee… :)

  27. January 20, 2011

    Your chunky creation is definitely the "That was you first one?" category! It's awesome!

  28. Debby Walker permalink
    January 21, 2011

    I like things that have an aged/vintage look…your "tag" is great! Thanks for sharing…

  29. January 21, 2011

    Great altering!! So glad you were able to join our challenge this month at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats!

  30. Erika M permalink
    January 21, 2011

    Wow what a fabulous creation!

  31. January 22, 2011

    This is amazing. I love all the details. Really great piece. You are making me want to make one now. Thanks so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.
    And now I am off to check out all of the other….

  32. January 23, 2011

    oh WOW this is fantastic!!!

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