Patriotic Photo Blocks (PS070009) Category: Crafts Sub-Category: Holidays Skill Level: Beginner Time Required: 1 day Materials Clearsnap, Inc. Available through 800.448.4862; www.clearsnap.com o Standard Rollagraph handle Midwest Products Co., Inc. o Standard Stamp Pattern Wheel – Shooting Stars #3727 o Mini Carving Block Bag (Stock #21) o Standard Ancient Page cartridge – Indigo o Basswood Economy Bag (Stock #17) Miscellaneous Supplies o 3/32” x 24” Basswood Quarter Round (Stock #3114) o Sizzix Machine o 3mm x 11-1/2” x 11-1/2” Cellfoam 88 (Stock #5920) o Sizzix Die #38-0156 Border, Star o Super Styrene Clear, Colored PVC-Red (Stock #604-03) o Sizzix Die #38-0154 Stars o Super Styrene Clear, Colored PVC-Blue(Stock #604-06) o Sizzix Thin Cuts Die #22240 Flag o Super Styrene Silver Mirror (Stock #608-01) o Scissors o Sandpaper o Easy Cutter (Stock #1126) o Personal Photos o Hobby & Craft Ruler (Stock #1125) Royal Brushes Instructions Available through 800.247.2211; www.royalbrushes.com Basecoating Blocks o #150 – 6 SG Square Shaders o 1. Basecoat the blocks with Bleached Sand; using the o #700 – 3/4 SG Glaze Wash 3/4 Glaze brush. Sand, wipe off with a lint-free cloth, re-basecoat to achieve an opaque coverage. Block DecoArt® sizes used are as follows – 1 each 2” x 2” x 2”, 2 each Available through www.decoart.com 4” long x 2” at the wide end; 1 each 4” long x 3” at Acrylics the wide end. Allow to dry o Bleached Sand 257 o Primary Red 199 Rollagraph Stamping the Background o Uniform Blue 86 o 2. Insert the Indigo cartridge and Shooting Stars wheel into the Rollagraph handle. Before starting be sure Beacon Adhesives the ink cartridge is fully engaged. Keeping the wheel Available through Customer Service, Mt. Vernon, New York, flat on the stamping surface; practice on scrap paper. 800-865-7238, www.beaconcreates.com When stamping, it is okay to either push or pull the o Zip Dry Paper Glue Rollagraph. o Gem-Tac Adhesive Instructions continued on back Visit www.midwestproducts.com to find a store near you. Author: Debby Forshey-Choma 400 S. Indiana St., PO Box 564 | Hobart, IN 46342 | (800) 348-3497 | Fax: (219) 942-5703 Patriotic Photo Blocks (PS070009) Rollagraph Stamping the Background - continued Styrene Stars Spread scrap paper over the working surface; start o 7. Use the Sizzix Machine and the smallest star die from and stop off the work piece for best results. All sides the Star set, cut two out of the Blue Styrene and two of the blocks have been embellished from top to out of the Red Styrene. Using the largest die from the bottom. Working from top to bottom, start at the top Star set, cut one out of the Silver Styrene. of the block, pull through to the bottom, continue rolling a strip of shooting stars stamps one right next Assembling of Blocks to the other until the block has been covered. Repeat o 8. Refer to photo for placement. With the Gem-Tac steps on the other blocks. Adhesive, glue the molding in place to the front side the largest block (having it standing up on the widest Molding end). With the Zip Dry, glue the three Cellfoam stars o 3. Basecoat the molding with Uniform Blue. Sand, wipe down the right side of the same largest block – red, off with a lint-free cloth, re-basecoat. With the ruler white and blue. Glue the Silver Styrene shooting mark off the 3/32” Basswood Quarter Round mold- stars to the top of the same largest block. The large ing into four pieces – 2”, 2-1/2”, 3-3/4”, and another Silver Styrene star is glued with the Zip Dry to the 3-3/4”. Cut with the Easy Cutter. wide end of the second size block. Glue the two Red Styrene stars to the narrow end of the other second Flag size block and the flag to the front, wide side. o 4. Use the Sizzix Machine and the Flag die, cut one out Glue the Red Styrene shooting stars to one side of of the 3mm Cellfoam. Basecoat the star field on the the small block; the two Blue Styrene stars to another flag with Uniform Blue; using the 6 shader. Basecoat side. every other stripe with Primary Red, starting with the first stripe; using the 6 shader. Allow to dry; apply a Patriotic Sentiments Rub-ons second coat. When dry, glue the three tiny stars in o 9. Loosely cut out the sayings from the rub-on sheet. the star field with the Zip Dry Paper Glue. Rub off onto the blocks in the appropriate areas; refer to photo for placement. Cellfoam Stars o 5. Use the Sizzix Machine and the smallest star die from Patriotic Sentiments Rub-ons the Star set, cut three stars out of the 3mm Cellfoam. o 10. Cut your personal photos to the appropriate sizes and Basecoat one with Primary Red; using the 6 shader. glue to the sides of the blocks with the Zip Dry glue. Basecoat one with Uniform Blue; using the 6 shader. Allow to dry, apply a second coat. Leave one star unpainted. Styrene Shooting Stars o 6. Use the Sizzix Machine and the Shooting Stars die, cut one out of the Silver Styrene and one out of Red Styrene.