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Oh NEAT. (wood block tutorial)

Posted by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:43 AM
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Tutorial: Photo Wood Blocks (not mine)

Here is my first step-by-step tutorial... and I made it an easy one. I made these blocks for my mom and mother-in-law for Christmas and they loved them, so I thought I'd share.

Start with Modge Podge, scrapbook paper, blocks foam brush, and photos printed on a laser printer slightly smaller than the block. (I printed my photos at 1.22 inches for a 1.25" block), a good cutter and letters (I used rub on letters bought at Michaels, but you can use printed letters or stamps- whatever works for you.)

Cut all you scrapbook paper out to fit the squares and cut your pictures out. I really suggest a cutter here, it makes it way easier.

You then use your foam brush to apply a thin layer of Modge Podge to the block and apply the paper and the photos in whatever arrangement you desire. I like to use a plain or simpe paper for the blocks that I want to apply the letters to, it makes them easily readable.


Apply another thin layer of Modge Podge.

It is very important that you let the blocks dry completely between all steps. Wait a few hours or you could end up with a gooey mess. After they are dry, you can apply the rub-on letters to the blocks by... well... rubbing them on with the end of your foam brush.

That's it, basically you are done. However, the ever overachiever, I like to age mine. To do this, use sand paper, some craft paint (I like Folk Art Maple Syrup) and a foam brush.

Lightly sand the corners and edges (I use a 120-180 grit sandpaper) At this point, I am not above child labor...
Now use a tiny teeny amount of the piant and rub it on all the edges and corners.

And voila:


joget

   TUTUS ROCK

by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:43 AM
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ColieO
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:48 AM
Cute!!!!
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chloesmom637
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:49 AM

great idea ... you have some pretty good crafts!!

SareyF
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:51 AM
Love it! Very creative. I might have to give it a try!
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i.heart.rachel
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:53 AM

Wouldn't this be THE perfect Christmas present for grandparents?!

ZBandMom
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:58 AM

 I think these are so awesome!  They would be perfect for Christmas presents.  And when using scrapbooking paper, the possibilities and color combinations are endless!!!  Thanks for sharing!

Aislin
by Gold Member on Sep. 28, 2010 at 1:01 AM

BUMP!

Mommavieve
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 1:02 AM

BUMP!

chris-t-lynn
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 1:17 AM

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AryssasMommy
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 1:18 AM

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by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 1:55 AM
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