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Monday, June 20, 2016

USA Blocks






Good morning folks. This is an amended Blog post of a quicky I did a while ago.  It's really just some simple mixed media. This is also a class we teach down at Coastal Bohemian.

We do USA blocks, LOVE blocks, Boo blocks , Sea Blocks, Joy blocks and eventually more. I now keep a steady supply of blocks down at the studio and also for sale so students can go home and do more with their own ideas.

These are pretty easy, if you can cut your own blocks. You can always  have someone or someplace cut the blocks for you. A lumber yard will probably cut for you. 



I buy fence posts that are 4" x 4" and either 8 or 10 ft long.  
After that I cut them down to a 4" height. There is my cube, my block. 




Blocks will be painted on top and bottom and on two sides.
I like to dry brush red, blue and white on the painted sides. 



The two other sides get decoupaged vintage papers and napkins. I use red, white and blue patriotic napkins from the Dollar Tree.




 After all the sides have a background, you can decorate each block as a different letter  to spell USA. One becomes the "U" block, one becomes the "S" block and one becomes the "A "
block.


I used rope and buttons and stencils and paint to complete my letters.


 There are 4 sides to each block so you have a variety of arrangements including stacked. 




 










Hope you enjoyed this project. 

Thanks again
Michele 

Here's a peek at the other blocks . 



These would be cute  at a country wedding with the black and white photos of the bride and groom Just on the bridal dais.

Enjoy.