Monday, May 12, 2014

Smoothfoam Swivel Block Collage

Smoothfoam is the base for this fun piece of home decor.  It is visually pleasing and boasts some inspiring sentiments. Want to display some photos?  Attach them to the sides or back.  Each block will swivel to reveal a different side.  There are so many fun papers with matching embellishments in the marketplace!  I want to show off the collection in one place and not piece it out.  This is how I did it!

Top three cubes swivel.....

Change up the cube collage by turning the top three cubes.  They swivel by connecting with a skewer or toothpick.

You will need:

Smoothfoam: three 2" x 4" x 4" blocks
Smoothfoam:  one 2" x 4" x 12" block
Coordinated scrapbooking papers, 12" (I used Close To My Heart Ariana papers, to order: X7179B
Coordinated embellishments (I used Close To My Heart Ariana Complements), to order: X7179C
pencil for tracing
Rhinestones, Clear Flourishes - Small, to order: Z1812
Craft Glue or Mod Podge, brush or sponge
Paper trimmer, scissors
3-D adhesive dots
Craft glue
CraZy Tackz - (tack with a hook)
Toothpicks or wooden skewers

1.  Base:  Cut two 4" x 12" rectangles from the scrapbook papers.  Glue to the front and back of the large Smoothfoam block. Cut and glue two 2" x 12" rectangles of contrasting paper to the top and bottom of the block.  Cut and adhere a 2" x 4" rectangle to each side. (For a perfect fit, trace around each block before cutting.)

2.  For each block:  Cut two 4" squares for the front and back.; four 2" x 4" pieces from coordinating papers and adhere.

3.  Smooth out any air bubbles and allow to dry thoroughly.  Trim off any excess paper from the edges and then distress the edges by sponging with ink.

4.  Arrange and adhere the matching die-cuts to each block.  Use 3-D adhesives to add dimension.

5.  To make the blocks swivel, refer to the diagram given and connect the blocks with skewers or toothpicks.  Do not glue.

6.  Glue the TackZ into each side that you would like to hang ephemera, keys, etc.  I like to apply glitter to the stopper of the tackz for added effects.

Hope you are enjoying some beautiful Spring weather!

Until next time,
Live Life with a Flourish!


Hook it up with CraZy TACKz!

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