25 Block

This next project is the perfect one to fill a little space, and add a little holiday cheer.

All you need is a scrap of wood, foam brush, acrylic paint, modge podge, festive paper scrap, and some chipboard (stickers or die-cut letters) to your liking.

Start by painting the edges of your wood (anything that the festive scrap paper won’t cover).  Let Dry. I actually use 2 foam brushes- 1 for paint and 1 for modge podge so the paint doesn’t smear into the modge podge while I’m applying it.  I also used a dry brush stroke at the end to soften the edges.

Apply a thin layer of modge podge and lay paper on top.  Using modge podge apply another thin layer over the paper to smooth out.  Let dry.

Using the paint foam brush (if it’s clean just put a dab of paint down and then brush it onto some scrap paper to “dry” it out) go back and forth in a quick horizontal motion along the border of the scrap paper. You should get a bit of an antiqued, softer look.

Optional: Add a smudge of paint on to of the paper large enough for your letters/numbers to pop out.

Lastly adhere your chipboard, stickers or other form of letter to the block.  I sometimes need to convince my letters to stick with a little e-6000.  Another variation is to use multiple blocks to spell out a word or phrase.

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