Tuesday, August 30, 2011

photo blocks

ta da...here they are~ the finished photo blocks that i  showed you in progress in an earlier post...seen here
 i'm very happy with the way they turned out, altho to be honest, they were a lot of work! 
 but i think i have figured out a way to go much faster for the next batch...the ones i will eventually offer for sale. the labor intense sanding and finishing is what took up most of my time in making these blocks...but on the positive side my arms are getting very buff! 
 i did receive a few complaints along the way from my oldest daughter Allie, because i took up too much counter space in my kitchen when i was staining and finishing the blocks...like..."there's no place to make my food mom"...and you know how much teenagers love to eat, so i will have to set up a temporary table in my family room next time!! 
 with the long weekend ahead and now knowing what i am doing(!!) , i should be able to get a ginormous started on the next set of larger blocks!! so exciting!!


Dyche Designs said...

Those look amazing, way to go. I know exactly what you mean about the amount of work that goes into some pieces, got to love what you do.

Katherine Kean said...

These look gorgeous! All the hard work shows in the results.

Jennifer Richardson said...

those are so SO cool!!!
I just started painting and collaging on little blocks of wood
and I LOVE the feeling and weight
of them.
Yours are GORGEOUS!
I'd buy in a heartbeat.....]
You go!

patty said...

Wow - I LOVE these!! Did you share your process in an earlier post? Looks like they are well worth the trouble!!

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

Those are amazing! And I'm totally jealous - been wishing I had a way to mount my art, but I just don't have time to learn how to do it! Congrats! I bet they'll sell like crazy!

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet kat, wow your photo blocks look amazing and so beautiful!! I totally understand when you talked about the amount of work that goes into some pieces! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Amelia said...

wow - these are fantastic. I've done photographic prints on blocks before now but quite literally 'stuck' them on - i do hope you will share with us how you've done it? Or have you already done this? Do let me know :)


Brandy said...

They're beautiful! They turned out lovely!

SilentLotus Creations said...

Beautiful! I love how they look all lined up on the shelf in the first picture. :) AWESOME work!

Maybe a power sander would lessen the workload? lol ;)

The Creative Beast said...

WHOA! How did I miss this blog post?! the blocks look amazing! No wonder you got lots of comments =-)


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