Thursday, September 6, 2012

Photo Blocks with a Spooky Twist

Pershette (literally) put a creative spin on these photo blocks that can be displayed every year for Halloween.

Crafted by Pershette.

Supplies

  • 4 Wooden Blocks
  • 1 Wooden Plaque
  • 1 Dowel
  • Wooden Letters (EEK)
  • Halloween Themed Scrapbooking Paper
  • Vinyl Lettering
  • Ranger Distress Ink
  • Mod Podge
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Glitter 
  • Adhesive
  • Paintbrush
  • 2 Screws
  • Drill

  1. Cut your photos and paper to fit each one of the sides of the blocks, leaving a little space to show the wood surface of the block.
  2. Use Mod Podge to adhere your photos and paper. 
  3. Apply Distress Ink to exposed wood surface and be sure to add a bit to the paper and photos to give it a distressed look.
  4. Apply glitter (optional) to various areas of the blocks.
  5. Seal all sides of the blocks with Mod Podge.
  6. Set the blocks aside to dry.
  7. Apply a dark colored paint to the plaque, will be the base to display the blocks.
  8. Once the plaque is dry, apply a thick coat of Crackle Medium to it.
  9. Wait for the Crackle Medium to become tacky (following the instructions on the bottle), apply a light colored paint on top. The paint will crackle within minutes.
  10. Set the plaque aside to let dry.
  11. Once dry, glue the letters EEK onto the base, like the photo; or you can choose to use any Halloween themed words you like.

Now, this next step is completely optional, but Pershette wanted to create movement for this piece.  She painted a little candle cup, drilled a screw through it, into the block. When she turned the block upside down, the candle cup rested on dowels that were drilled into the base of the display. This step is completely optional.


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