Sunday, September 23, 2012

RRR altered block tutorial














It is officially Fall now and I am guilt free in posting fall and spooky projects to my heart's content.  I have been hoarding a few wood blocks and decided to play around with one. I love the old primitive ones from the good ole days with the sweet nostalgic images.   The ones I have are solid wood and quite heavy.  I painted it and sanded the edges a bit.  I than grabbed some fun embellishments and some yummy RRR ribbon and started embellishing the block.
                    I wrapped my burlap ribbon in black around the whole block and hot glued it down.   I added vintage style images to both sides and than made my bow for the top.  I covered some chipboard frames with papers and added them to the images.  Of course my top was way to plain jane so I added  more ribbons for fullness.  I used seam binding ribbons that I crickled and aged with distress ink.  I also added a chipboard stamped tag wound with Halloween's bakers twine.  A few more little goodies...buttons, a droopy houndstooth daisy, and some diecuts and I was done...almost.  I sprinkled the block all over with some mica flakes.  It kinda turned out vintagey...but primitive.  I love that combination and can't wait to set it out on our new kitchen counters with some berries.  Hope you enjoy!  hugs, cherry

11 comments:

Andrea Budjack said...

This is so creative, loving all of the layers and the polka dot frame/image is cute!

pattyo said...

How adorable! Love the bows and flowers!

Nancy Guse said...

This is such a great fall decoration, its perfect!! I can't wait to see more! Thanks Cherry!!

Trell Doxie said...

Well, I just love this and I think I may need to give it a try!

Rebekah said...

great tutorial and super sweet, finished project!

TLady said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Is there any other word to use for all your work!!???!! :) (sigh!)

Lisa said...

Love your adorable guilt free creation!!

Charlene said...

Adorable!!! Love the pretty bow and flower :-)

Audrey Pettit said...

Awwww, be still my heart! What a gorgeous Halloween decor piece, Cherry! I absolutely LOVE the primitive/shabby chic look to this! Soooo up my alley! FAB-BOO-LOUS!

Joann Burton said...

This is very creative. I am going to try this....Wonderful tutorial. joann sassy raggedy

Jess said...

thanks so much for the inspiration! i just finished my version of this and I love it!