Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Work It Wednesday - Jan. 7th

It's time!

I haven't done a Work It Wednesday post for a very long time. So without further delay, here's today's post....

At the last crop I showed a quick way you can use a wooden block to make a stamp. It's just a fun way to add a personal and artsy twist to your designs, and perhaps, will be a topic for another day on the blog. However, as I was looking at my supplies the other day, that wooden block was calling out for some love. If you have a wooden block on hand (you can buy them at Judy's if you don't) here's a quick little project for you.

First, gather your supplies:
block of wood, a photo, paint, paint brush, decoupage, rub-ons (optional), paper trimmer, sand paper (optional)

Step 1: Paint the edges of your wooden block and a slight little bit around the edges on the front surface. Let dry.

Step 2: Trim photo to the size of your block and set aside.

Step 3: Add coat of decoupage to wood surface. You want to spread the decoupage out evenly and avoid puddles or excessive amounts.

Step 4: While decoupage is still wet, add photo and smooth out. Let dry.

Step 5:
Finish as you wish. I added rub-ons and used sand paper to distress the edges.

The end result will look something like this:

There you have it. Enjoy!

P.S. Check back tomorrow for some SALE information at Judy's!


Mona said...

Love, love, love this idea and can see that it could easily be adapted to using leftover papers or vellum sayings to create some nice and inexpensive gifts for family and friends. Thanks again for another great idea.

Mrs. Fence said...

Great idea, Amy! I'm going to try this one. Maybe make some for Valentine's day????

Cindi said...

oh ya, 2 of my fave things wood and paper, and maybe a new stamp? so I can stamp an image or saying on there.
Thanks Amy, great idea