Valentine’s Photo Block DIY

This Valentine’s day is the perfect time to head to the woodpile… Not for logs for a romantic fire, but to create these adorable (and easy) photo blocks. I have included several pics from a recent Pinterest party to help with inspiration…for all you need are scrap pieces of wood, sandpaper, craft paint, bits & pieces of scrapbook paper & your most adorable photos! Sand any rough edges, then prime your wood with selected color of craft paint. When dry, use Decopage to adhere bits of scrapbook paper and your pictures. Get creative with mixing & matching papers & pictures…you can even cut out your pics… get creative…add ribbons, buttons twine…anything that might be sitting in your craft space that you have saved for such a moment as...

Fast & Easy Photo Transfer Blocks

 I am loving Pinterest SO much & have been excited to try out one of these transfer projects I have been pinning! There are so many so that I had to make an entire Pin board of them!… To make this fast & easy photo transfer you need the following materials… Gel Medium  (Liquitex Heavy Gloss is preferred, but any will do) Blocks cut from scrap 2x4s  (If your house is like mine, there are always a couple lumber odd’s and end’s left over from projects!) White acrylic paint Sandpaper Xerox copy sized to fit your block (I have provided a free printable of my artwork for this project,  or use family photos or favorite pics from vacations) Brushes, Warm water, ribbon & cup hook (if desired) 1. Cut your lumber to size (to fit approximately 3×5″ photo) Use the sandpaper to smooth rough edges & corners… this is why my studio is so dusty all the time…look at the dust on the table!!) Cut the Xerox to size, then coat the FRONT of the picture with gel medium, then adhere face down on the block, smoothing out any wrinkles or bubbles…then let dry around 3-4  hours… When dry, wet the paper (The white will suddenly let the image come through when wet…and begin gently rubbing off the paper… (she is showing a cute example of a family photo…see all the white flecks…keep rubbing… Soon, after gently rubbing off the paper, the design will be left…Coat with more gel medium to add a gloss finish, or leave for a more vintage look… Screw in the cup hook on the top...