How to Decoupage your own picture onto these craft blocks…
You can find the “How To” Video on my Patreon page here. http://www.patreon.com/patioelf
Now imagine giving this to a dear friend with a picture of the new baby, their wedding photo, or their beloved poodle. It’s a novel idea right? I saw the short video on Facebook somewhere. I think the video was all of 1 and a half minutes. Don’t you love when they do that? Make these video’s to make everything look effortless with a perfect outcome. That’s why we have editing by the way. You can cut out a whole lot. I tend to like to show you the ugly truth. You know why? For the same reason I like to see the real truth. I feel like I’m “less than” when I can’t quite do something as well as “someone” makes it look. I used to take stained glass art classes. Wow, was that expensive. Most of the people in the class were struggling like I was. We were all beginners. There was however, one girl who was doing simply flawless work. We were all amazed. Was she some type of prodigy? Was she just more coordinated than we were? When someone said to her, “Wow-your work is so much better than mine..” She simply stated, “Apparently.” Nice person right? It turned out that she was a stained glass artist who sold her wares in stores and shows. That’s all we found out but I’m not sure how. We wondered why she would join a beginners class and pretend to be a beginner. Maybe she just wanted to feel good about herself? But I digress, I love to show you when I make mistakes and I get an even bigger internal reward out of helping you avoid the aggravation I went through when doing a project. Just like you, I make mistakes, I love some of my projects and others I wonder if it “really” looks ok. I hear from people who know me that I am way too hard on myself. Since my Mother told me that even as a young child, (why in the world was I hard on myself as a young child?) I have to agree. So have fun as you watch the video, please feel free to show me your projects! I love that….And visit me on Facebook. Just click on the link here on the page to go on over to my page. Click like and follow so you won’t miss any of my work! Below is the list of all that you’ll need and don’t forget, you can do all of your Amazon shopping while you’re on my site. You don’t need to sign out and sign back in. Just buy what you want for this project, then continue on with your shopping, easy right?
These are the blocks that I used for this project.
Here is the laser printer I finally broke down and bought. The toner is more expensive than ink jet refills but it lasts soooo much longer AND it’s waterproof. Think of all the decoupaging you can do, think of all the transfers you can do! This was one of my favorite purchases of all time.
Here are the other supplies you will need.
Decoupage glue, I use a product called Collage Pauge, and I use the matte finish. For this project I wanted a matte varnish (or top coat) and I used this spray. http://amzn.to/2iZtYDX
however, I used that spray because I don’t have to worry about toddlers or doggies putting these in their mouths. A very good non toxic brush on top coat is this one which I use all the time and am currently out of. http://amzn.to/2AQJABG
Guess what I’m buying as soon as I finish this blog post?
You’ll also need medium grit sandpaper or an acrylic nail file. There are not a lot of supplies needed for this one. I hope you give it a try!
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!