Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Artists Trading Blocks

Souvenir Artists Trading Blocks- Lisa Novogrodski

Hello BoBunny Fans! It's Lisa here today and I have a fun and artsy project to share with you. Artists Trading Blocks! Who knew? While I was perusing the internet seeking inspiration for my project I stumbled upon a world where artists were trading "blocks." Blocks of all sizes handmade with dies, digital cutters or instructions off youtube videos. What fun these are! Not only are they fun but it is so cool to be able to create a project just for the joy of creating! Then if you so desire you can exchange them with other artists and have a piece created by someone else for you to treasure. I love this idea!

Artists Trading Blocks By Lisa Novogrodski Using The Souvenir Collection

Although it seems the Souvenir collection is for scrapping travel photos I have used it here in an artful way. I LOVED the little chipboard pieces like the plane and word "TRAVEL" which I arranged on my blocks in a collage like manner. BoBunny now has FABULOUS mixed media products. I smeared some glitter paste for sparkle, used the "DOTS" on my Brocade Stencil and I've listed in supplies all the new inks I used. I LOVE the quality of the BoBunny ink pads. They work well with masking, stamping and edging. The little legs on my largest block are spools. I used tissue paper, masked it with the "Brocade" mask and "Emerald" ink  and Pearlescents and then outlined it in a black Pitt pen. Then I used Modge Podge to adhere the tissue paper to the legs.

Artists Trading Blocks By Lisa Novogrodski Using The Souvenir Collection

You can see the way I wrapped the "Travel" word I created around the block. I randomly selected pattern papers and used random stamping to achieve these effects.

Artists Trading Blocks By Lisa Novogrodski Using The Souvenir Collection

I used the "Souvenir" chipboard "You Are Here" on top of one of my blocks. I should also mention I cut my blocks out in a plain black cardstock and then covered it in the beautiful Double Dot Cardstock listed below.

I highly encourage you to get lost in the world of creativity by trying your hand and imagination at a few of these. I would love to see them so don't forget to stop by my blog and let me know how you were inspired!

BoBunny Supplies:
Pattern Paper: Souvenir/Sightseeing, Souvenir, Relax
Double Dot: Wild Berry, Charcoal, Maize Chevron
Chipboard: Souvenir Layered Chipboard, Souvenir 12 x 12 Chipboard
Noteworthy- Souvenir
Buttons- Souvenir
Stickers- Souvenir
Kraft-Wood Mustaches
Stickable Stencils- Brocade
Ink Pads-Blueberry, Licorice, Emerald, Wild Berry
Glitter Paste- Gold
Pearlescents- Island Mist


  1. Love this idea. You always have a few perfect pictures perfect for this.

  2. Loving these trading blocks, so inspiring!!!