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Romantic Collage Photo Block

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Create a romantic mixed media photo block with Mod Podge photo transfer and embellishments.
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Skill Level: Beginner


PLAID Supplies
  • Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
  • FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Laser - Words/Phrases - Love
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Engine Red, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Metallics - Sequin Black, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Metallics - Antique Copper, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Metallics - Inca Gold, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Photo Transfer Medium, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Antique Matte, 8 oz.
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Other Supplies
Wood cube block
scrapbook paper
Foam paintbrush
Photocopy of a photo
Hot glue
Ribbons and trims


1. Use a pencil to trace the shape of the side of the cube onto scrapbook paper.  Cut 4 different papers into the cube shape. Working on the top of the cube, coat the top of the cube and the back of the paper with a layer of Mod Podge.  Position onto the cube. Smooth with a brayer or your fingers so that you have no air bubbles.  Wait 15 min and then top coat with a layer of Mod Podge.  Allow to dry for 1 hour.  Repeat this step on three sides of the cube.  Layer papers as desired.

2. Trim the photocopy photo to fit the cube.  Apply a thick coat of Photo Transfer to the image side of the photo, position onto the cube transfer side down.  Using your fingers from the center-out, smooth the paper.  Wipe any extra transfer medium from the edges.  Wait 24 hours.  Remove the paper and reveal the image by wiping the paper in a circular motion with a damp sponge. Don’t press to hard.

3. Make heart embellishments by painting the wood hearts with Engine Red paint,  Drybrush a tiny amount of Sequin Black paint to the hearts and splatter paint with Inca Gold paint.

4. Design details.  For the top, Hot glue two hearts, some rhinestone trim and a black button.  For the front of the cube, glue rhinestone trim, a heart and a flower embellishment.  For the right side, glue trim to frame the edges and glue a heart in the center with rhinestones.  For the left side, glue a painted wood mini plaque in the center and add a wood heart and embellishments on top.  For the backside, using the love stencil, a stencil brush and Metallic Antique Copper paint, stencil the word love across the cube  Once dry, glue a heart to the corner and rhinestones to the base.

If your photo you are transferring has text, make sure you reverse the image when making the photocopy.

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