Sunday, July 27, 2014

My Other Creations: Jenga Word Blocks

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog encouraged us to be inspired by the letter J this week.  I was struggling until I was re-organizing a closet and came across our Jenga game.  Ding!  I was intrigued by the wooden blocks, but since I'm too lazy to cut and sand wood blocks myself, I decided to just pilfer a few from our Jenga set.  I made them into word blocks and this set expresses my crafty mood.  I can switch out the bottom block with a different mood when needed.

The ink I used to color my blocks is an amazing type of ink I was recently introduced to called Memento Luxe.  Made by Tsukineko, Memento Luxe comes in the form of spongy ink pads with ink that works on any porous surface, including fabric (permanent when heat set).  So I tried it out on my wood blocks and it worked like a charm!  The thing I like about Memento Luxe is that it has great coverage, rich colors, and the ink actually dries!  No worries of color smearing off my wooden blocks.

These blocks were pretty easy to make.  I measured the size of patterned paper I would need for the fronts, cut out a few pieces, adhered them to the blocks, stamped the words on with black ink and alphabet stamps, then inked around them with Memento Luxe (applied with a sponge). 

Now the only trick is to have an excuse ready when my family discovers the Jenga set is short a few blocks!

Here are some of the products I used that you can get at Simon Says Stamp:

Feeling inspired by the letter J?  Upload your masterpieces to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win the $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp!