So the boy chose a shade of blue and I set to work. Mid-way through painting I realized that the dresser was not a portal to Narnia...
... but a TARDIS in waiting! So over the next short while this messy thing will (hopefully) become a very cool bedroom time machine.
Something I have completed are this set of art blocks. They really are the most fun things to make and you should definitely give them a try!
These blocks are all embellished with Typography and Good Ol' Sport from Graphic 45.
Lastly, a reminder that I'll be hosting a kids' workshop for making mixed media art blocks this Friday at the Brighton Public Library. If you're near, stop by and let your budding artist get their mess on!
ETA: The art block size is... 2.5" x 3.5" x 1.5" Just cut segments that are 2.5" wide from a 2x4 and they'll be the perfect size. I have no idea why 2x4's aren't 2x4.
What fab fun!!!ReplyDelete
Omgosh! You totally got me! I saw the comment about a class at the Brighton library and was jumping off my chair...till I found out it is in Brighton On!! I thought it was Brighton,New York!! bummer "(ReplyDelete
Very very cool blocks Nichola and I just might try one today! thanks for the inspiration!
ps...can't wait to see the "dresser" transformed!!ReplyDelete
I'm excited to see what you do with that armoire. Love the art blocks.What a cool substrate...so much real estate and I really like the chunkiness. The feet and toppers add to the fun and possibilities.ReplyDelete
I've been so out of the altered art loop that I had no idea artist's block were a thing until I started seeing them on your blog.ReplyDelete
Are there specific dimensions for them, or just any old altered wooden block? They seem like they'd be a lot of fun to fuss about with and I have a TON of scrap wood laying about. :)
Your art blocks are so fun I can't wait try creating some myself. You are such an inspiration, Nichola! I always look forward to seeing what new deliciousness you've concocted!! (Also anticipating seeing that awesome dresser transformed)!ReplyDelete
Love the art blocks ! Can't wait to see how the tardis evolves :)ReplyDelete
I love your blocks and can't wait to see the finished dresser.I have one question:What are the dimensions of the pieces of wood used for the blocks?Thanks in advance. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks everyone :) The block size is... 2.5" x 3.5" x 1.5" Just cut segments that are 2.5" wide from a 2x4 and they'll be the perfect size. I have no idea why 2x4's aren't 2x4.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see the time portal when it is done. LOVE these blocks!ReplyDelete
Oh I want to see the Time Portal when it's done. The projects are amazingly creative.ReplyDelete