First off, if you’re here for my usual photos, don’t worry, they are DEFINITELY remaining the focus on this blog! Crafty things are only going to show their faces occasionally; I will name any posts regarding a DIY/craft experiment “Crafternoon No. …”, so anyone who doesn’t want to know about them can immediately flee upon reading the title 🙂 I am thinking of making a different blog just for crafty stuff to avoid confusing the purpose of this blog – we’ll see…
Anyhow, for the time being, these posts are quite a different style to my regular photo uploads, so let me know if you find them interesting or not in whatever way you choose!
OK – so here it is….Crafternoon number 1:
So far I’ve only made two just to see if it worked, and it did!
NOW THE FUN PART……
Essentially, what you’re doing is decoupage, so here’s a wikihow on the technique; you don’t need sealant as they suggest – just coat one or two layers of your glue over the top. Much cheaper 😉
1) Cover one side of your block with a light layer of adhesive – just enough; not so much that it will bleed over the edge when you press your image on!
2) Select the part of your pattern you want to place on your block and on a flat surface (I used my chopping board) press the sticky side of the block onto the back of the pattern.
3) After the image is secure, cut off the edges using your scissors; it’s easier to cut with the image facing away so you can see the block edge as you cut.
4) Continue until you’ve covered each side of your block, then if you like cover it with a layer of clear glue.
VOILA, EASY PEASY – Give it a go, if you’ve got a free half-hour. Hope this was all understandable – it’s a test of my teaching skills to write a semi-tutorial 😛