I love the Maja Design Vintage Autumn Basic collection. And I have created some wood blocks to show my love. This is a wonderful warm collection that celebrates the vintage side of the Autumn season.
Each block is about 4 inches high and uniquely decorated. The wooden blocks were painted white first as were the individual letters. Then each letter was covered in Maja.
The "L" and "V" letters are covered in Vintage Autumn Basics XXII BAS645
The "L" block has a layer of lace on the block, and the gate was made using a gate stencil and molding paste on an acrylic transparency sheet. By using an acrylic transparency sheet, I was able to cut around the molding paste and glue the gate form to my block - having the effect of a free standing gate on my block.
What am I talking about? Simple...the blue Maja paper in the background is just there to make my block stand out so you can see it better. My blocks are not mounted on the blue background paper. My gate is clear except for the parts that are stenciled in white molding paste.
I also used a piece of chipboard behind the flower and pearl floral berries.
Maybe you can see what I mean in this image. You can faintly see the outline of the gate stencil on the acrylic. A white stencil on a pure white background - phew! Hard to photo for the internet.
The "O" is covered in VAB XVIII BAS641.
This block has been stenciled first with molding paste before the letter was glued to it. The top of the block also has a piece of chipboard, some flowers and pearl berries.
The "E" has been covered in Vintage Autumn Basics XXI BAS644. This block has been stenciled with molding paste and adorned with pearl berries, flowers, lace and some punching in Vintage Autumn Basics XII BAS635.
Now this is what the blocks look like without the blue background. As you can tell, the acrylic stencil backgrounds do not show up, which is why I decided to photograph on the darker background. But this image below shows how feminine and delicate the blocks are. The acrylic stencils look even better in person.
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You can now find this collection at the Flying Unicorns
Vintage Autumn Basics XXI BAS644
Vintage Autumn Basics XII BAS635
Vintage Autumn Basics XXII BAS645
Vintage Autumn Basics XVII BAS641
Stampendous Shabby Aged White Embossing Enamel/Aged Aqua
Ranger Emboss It Embossing Ink
Prima Stencil - 550042
Prima Stencil - 569419
Prima Flowers Audrey C 571573
Acrylic transparency sheet
Blue Fern Chipboard - Regal Ornaments
Blue Fern Chipboard -Brigitte Butterfly Set