Here's a little Artist Trading Block I did for a swap I was involved in.
Firstly I embossed cardstock and glued it to the block. Then using black gesso I painted it and added tissue paper over and around the cardstock. Once the gesso was dry I drybrushed the embossed areas with copper and gold Lumiere paint. I used pewter Lumiere paint on the tissued areas.
I then decorated the block using Tim Holtz, Spellbinder and Cheery Lynn dies.
I used an old doorknob for the top of the block and wooden beads for the feet.
I am entering this project in the Left of Center Creative Challenge Blog.
Woo hoo this project was chosen to be in the Top 3 for the LOC challenge #37