We spent the morning loading sheep and going to the livestock auction. A trip to the auction, also means a trip to the Bulk Food stores in Shipshewana. It was a busy day. But I had what I needed for a photo project, so I was able to fit it in.
As I mentioned in my soap post, that I had went to a workshop where they offered several classes. Homemade Cleaning Supplies, Soap Making, Floral Arrangements and Pictures on Tile or Wood.
I liked the decoupaging project, so bought the supplies I needed to do some wood block projects at home. Mike was nice enough to cut up some wood planks, that came from some salvaged wood he had.
I took some pics with my phone, not the greatest,but hopefully they will help explain the different steps to this project.
First gather up supplies:
Wood Blocks/Planks (wide enough to stand on their own, you can use varied dimensions)
Picture (prints OR photo copies)
Drop cloth to protect work surface.
Step One: Paint Block- Let dry. (You don't have to paint the front of the block if you are going to completely cover it with paper. Since I was working with "old" wood, I painted all sides.)
Step Two: Cut Scrapbook Paper to fit. You can have it completely cover block OR just a portion of the block, if you want some of the wood to show. I did one of each.
You can be creative here, you can use one sheet, or you can double mat, add words, etc.
Use the Modge Podge to apply the paper to the wood.
Step Three: Apply Picture using the Modge Podge.
Step Four: Put a coat of Modge Podge over the paper and picture after they have been applied to the wood.
Step Five: Let Dry.
I sand the edges of the block to give it a more rustic look. It also smooths the edges of the paper. The sandpaper I had on hand was not course enough, so I wasn't able to finish the edges, the way I like.
I like rustic, the wood I used was aged, and a little rough, the paper looks a little tattered with the sandpaper. If you do not like rustic, you can get a more conventional look using new wood that is smooth, cutting sharp corners on your paper and not sanding.
Here are my two, almost finished projects. They just need a good sanding on the sides to smooth out paper edges.
One day closer to Spring!