Friday, June 20, 2008

Thinking Outside the Block (TOTB) Friday!

It's that time again! time to take all those extra studio g blocks you have (or get some if you like the projects) and give them a new purpose! today is small but cute! a little thank you gift:

~too cute!~ HAHAHAH!!!

ok supplies - i square and one rectangle acrylic block, alcohol inks, blending solution, felt and tool, E6000 glue, Staz on ink (i used black here), stickles or glossy accents, tiny stamps - Studio G OF COURSE!! and some Mixed Berry bead pops.

first we color the blocks with the alcohol inks - these give a super nice sort of transparent wash of color. here i have wild plum and stonewashed to match the bead pops i have picked out. the wild plum is much stronger than the stonewashed so i put a little of that on each side of the felt and quite a bit more of the stonewashed in the center. then i added two drops of blending solution. the more you add, the lighter your color will be. i dabbed around on the blocks until i got the color the way i wanted it.

Once dry i turned the square one over to stamp on the front (uninked) side. I lightly sanded my studio Gs, then inked with stazon and stamped onto the block.

Next I glued them together with a thin line of E600. Time to add the mixed berry bead pops. Initially I went with stickles which is a nice glue for acrylic.

I put a thin line along the top and arranged the bead pops along the edge. Each edge needs to dry so the beads don't slide down in the wet glue.

At first i had too many bead pops so i took one off. I also changed my mind and decided against the glitter and used glossy accents instead. i continued adding bead pops to all three side.

And here it is!

This looks awesome when the sun shines through it and the whole thing almost glows! also a candle behind it would look awesome too! Because the alcohol ink is on the back and the staz on image is stamped on the front there is a sort of floating effect.

happy block day!! remember if you make something leave a comment with a link OR post it on SCS and use TOTB as a keyword!

1 comment:

  1. Very cool! And the best part about using those blocks to stamp on AND stamp with is you know EXACTLY how much space you have! :)