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Friday, December 02, 2011

Lighted Glass Block Weekend Project

This is my very first glass block ever.  I never made one before because I was afraid of the drilling part to get a hole in the block so the lights could be fed through it.  Well at Michael's they have glass blocks with a nice size hole already in it.  And there is a plastic cap to cover the hole too!!!  I am SO loving these glass blocks now!

I used the "Snow Much Fun" set on this block.  What I did here was I cut a piece of Vellum to fit inside the glass block.  Because the hole is big enough you can add and remove the vellum with ease.  I may just make a file to keep the stamped vellum squares in and just reuse the block for other occasions.  Every season (when I'm done with them all) I can just go to the file and pull out the one that is needed for the holiday and set the block out on display!!  That's the plan anyway!!

I stamped the images using black StazOn. And then I colored the images with colored pencils.  That is how I was able to get the snowmen SO white!  I made masks of the snowmen and then stamped the tree on.  I left the masks on and sponged the sky and ground in.  

When I was all done coloring and sponging I used some glitter Stickles to add some sparkle and dimension to the images and snow.  Click on the image for a closer look at the glittery parts!!  I may give this as a gift and get another block.  Michael's has a 50% off coupon this week!!! I bought this block a few weeks back and I think it was only $9 or $10 without a coupon. Of course I got mine with a coupon!  

These are SO much fun to decorate.  I want to make another one, hopefully I can do it before Christmas.  But I can always make a wintry looking scene that I can keep out WAY after Christmas!  These don't take long to decorate either.  Well, they do take a bit of time if you cut out every piece to make a mask!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Janelle said...

fantastic job. I love doing these glass blocks. They are so much fun. I was actually surprised how easy drilling the hole was. I have one from Michael's to but they are so much $$$. I love Michael's but wish their prices were more reasonable- doesn't stop me from shopping there though. lol I want to try the idea of making one vellum sheet for every occasion but haven't got that far. I have a couple coming up on my blog in the next couple days. GREAT JOB!!!!!

bensarmom said...

What a gorgeous block and a great idea to save the vellum and change it out for each season! I've never done these, but you are making a trip to Michaels look better and better!

lisa808 said...

I've always wanted to try one of these. Thanks for the vellum tip. Your scenery looks great.