Thursday 30 January 2020

A red photo block

I have an old calendar block that had a Christmas image glued onto the top of it, so I removed it and am making some photo blocks to use as photo birthday months for the family.

Process steps
Paint all the sides with your chosen colour - I mixed pyrrole red, bunt umber and a tiny amount of black.
Dip, drip and dry four of the sides with a couple of different watery washes to create some texture.
Cover one of the sides with stamped tissue paper.

Stamp a large image straight onto another side using black archival ink.

Use a snippet of stamped tissue paper, a stamp and some stencilling on the third side.

Add more random stencilling in two colours and a stamp on the fourth side.

Adhere the photos to the two blank squares and leave them to fully dry.
When dry sand the edges back to the wood, blend brown distress ink over and seal with a coat of soft touch varnish.

I've actually added four photos and got two more blank blocks to decorate and add another 6 photos to cover all the immediate family.


1 comment:

Chrissy said...

What a super and efective idea Brenda,love it.