Our local florist carries these blocks with scenes and verses for all occasions. This is a glass block 7 3/4x 7 3/4 that I sponged with gesso. The surface is flat enough to stamp on. I stamped the images with stazon then colored with various craft inks smudged on a cd and started out with the blender pen...I ended up using the waterbrush as that seemed to work better. Sponged the sky using the cloud template. Some stickles added for sparkle before finishing off with clear sealer. As for putting the hole in the back for the lights to go into.. that needs some fine tuning as DH didn't have the 'right' tool here at home. I'm going to go to Home Depot and get some more blocks and try to make it better, but this will give some of you something to play with! lol
I have added several updates, so be sure to read through...there is a post on just how to drill the hole.
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2005 GMT Views: 8901
Registered: April 22, 2005 Location: As close to water as possible.... Posts: 8202
Tue, Dec 13, 2005 @ 9:40 AM
Whoa! You did an awesome job! I have a glass block with lights in it and a big, beautiful bow on it to make it look like a lighted gift, but this is just great! Thanks for sharing (and for sharing the instructions!)
Registered: November 11, 2004 Location: Llamaville, OH Posts: 62711
Tue, Dec 13, 2005 @ 10:27 AM
anybody can do this...it takes no talent believe me! lol... I'll let you in on a little secret.. I started out thinking I'd put the scene on a piece of tissue paper then modge podge it to the block .......wellllllll... if you look reeeal close you'll see the outline of the tissue paper! the coloring wasn't dark and vibrant enough to really show up once the lights were on. I should have gone with my 'gut feeling' and stamped on the block to begin with! soooooo, I gesso'd over and over to try to cover up the first scene and you know the rest of the story. I also didn't add that this particular block is probably an antique! It was here when we bought the place 25 yrs ago!