Monday, October 2, 2017

Boo 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.  




Cut them down to a 4" height. 
There is the cube, the block. Blocks will be painted on top and bottom and on two sides.
I like to dry brush orange , black and white on a few sides and of course paint a few sides solid. 





The two other sides get decoupaged vintage papers, napkins and creepy cloth . I use Halloween themed napkins from the Dollar Tree.




 After all the sides have a background, you can decorate each block as a different letter  to spell BOO. One becomes the "B" block, one becomes the "O" block and one becomes the "O "
block.  Use whatever you can find from the Dollar Tree to form a B.






Here I used bugs and freaky eyeballs. You'll need to cut the open the eyeballs up along the seam to use half.


I used an "O" stamp for the the letter "O", but I made each one into a scary eyeball by cutting it out from crazy papers and adding color and speckle to the stamp.



Add some dimension by adding adhesive backed pads. 






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

These make a great hostess gift, tablescape , or  a perfect entryway greeting. 

This is an easy craft, just a little more time consuming. A newbie may have a challenge with the decoupage.

Thanks again for reading along. 



Michele 


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