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By: Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
I have always loved to draw and paint but I didn't really throw myself into it until after I had my first son.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom and at the same time be able to decorate the new home we had just purchased. I taught myself how to use power tools and began to build furniture which I would paint and sometimes sell.  What was once a hobby became a new part-time career which I feel so blessed to be able to do.
Show off pictures of your own garden. Decoupage each side of this block with a different photo.
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Skill Level: Advanced
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Citrus Green, 2 oz.
Item #2552
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Brilliant Pink, 2 oz.
Item #2574
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Calypso Sky, 2 oz.
Item #524
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #901
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home decor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Matte, 4 oz.
Item #CS11305
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$4.99

Other Supplies
Wood 3D block
Three different patterns of green scrapbook paper
Photo copier
Photos
Poster board
Craft knife
Scissors
Pencil
Stencil brush
¾” flat brush
Liner Brush

Instructions

  1. Basecoat the block with Citrus Green. Allow to dry.

  2. Measure the block and cut out five different squares from the scrapbook paper. Leave about a 1/8” around the outside of each of the cut out squares. Glue the papers to the block using Mod Podge. Allow to dry.

  3. Pick out photos and take them to be photo copied. Real photos may run. Enlarge them to what size needed for the block. Cut out colored copies and decoupage them to the sides of the block in whatever direction works best.

  4. Using the poster board, pencil and craft knife, make a stencil for the corners. Stencil each corner with Brilliant Pink. Once the pink is dry add white dots. Add Calypso Sky dots to the edge of edge photo. Once the blue has dried go back and add black dots on top. Outline the outside of the corners and the dots in a scallop.

  5. Add words that go along with the photos such as Bouquet and Beautiful. You can add swirls, flowers, butterflies and small scrolls.

  6. On the top, make another stencil of a flower and paint it in the center of the square in blue. Add the pink petals using the previous stencil. Using the liner brush, paint “My Garden” in black.

  7. Once everything has dried, go back over the entire block with Mod Podge.
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