Vintage postcard blocks? Easy peasy!
Looking for a last minute craft idea? We gave you some ideas last week, here’s another creative craft that is easy and fun to do. These vintage postcard blocks make a great gift or a sweet decor for yourself. You can use this this technique in many other applications too! So many possibilities! You can make a few of these in just an hour or so. Easy and quick!
All you need for this project is the following:
Wood scrap blocks, any size, just format your pictures to be about the same size
Vintage Pictures (we just checked various sources online, Graphics Fairy etc and other free printables and had them printed on linen paper at our local Staples store, you can also use regular paper and your own printer)
We like to use FAT Paint
Paint Brush – we like to use Cling On brushes
Another brush – chip brush or foam for Transfer Gel (from dollar store etc)
Fusion Transfer Gel available at our Moncton location or here online
Sandpaper (I like this type )
FAT Paint Clear or Patina Wax or other wax, such as Miss Mustard Seed’s Wax available in our stores or online here
Here’s How to Make Your Vintage Postcard Blocks
Paint you block in your favourite FAT Paint colour
1 coat should do it!
After your paint dries, take your Fusion Transfer Gel and “paint” it on one side of your block
Also, paint it on the back side of your picture
Place the picture on the block and using your fingers, or using a credit card edge make sure all the bubbles are out of your picture and it is laying flat.
Wipe away any excess Fusion Transfer Gel
Let dry, then lightly sand allover with a high grit sand paper, distress if wanted.
Finish your block with Fat Paint Clear or Patina wax.
Stand back and enjoy!
(these are from my last workshop)
Have fun getting all those last minute projects done for the Holidays!
Remember all these supplies are available at our Moncton NB location 179 Bonaccord Street in Moncton NB, and there are FAT Paint retailers all over North America for your convenience. Find them here.