15 February 2021

DIY Tropical Themed Wood Art Blocks

Wood block art

Tropical is my inspiration at the moment.

I'm loving it a lot.

Tropical inspires for me, those warm feelings.

Memories of past Pacific island holidays,

the clear bright colours,

the heat of the sun

and the smell of frangipani and other beautiful tropical flowers.

So because I am adding some new tropical elements to Mia Bella Passions homestead,

I decided to create some simple art blocks for the bedside table.

Which is still on order, and yet to arrive.

Meantime, this little project is a perfect time filler before kitset table antics begin.

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First I cut three blocks of wood.

You can make these as big as you wish.

These wood blocks are  70cm x 155cm, 80cm x 120cm and 80cm x 80cm in size.

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Once cut, you can use sandpaper to smooth the rough cut edges.

Or leave raw.

Wood Block Art

Paint the blocks white leaving the sides of two natural woodgrain.

Chalk Paint

I used white chalk paint.

Wood block art

I printed some tropical designs off the internet.   

There are many free silhouette images available.

A palm tree, leaf and hibiscus flower were my choices.

If you are not feeling arty to freehand draw in pencil on to the block, use the image as a stencil guide by cutting it out first.

Wood block art

Paint the images.

Wood block art

I chose a lovely green acrylic paint.

Wood block art

Once dry I detailed using a white paint pen.

And a final coat of clear spray varnish for waterproofing.

Wood block art

For now, these are going to be displayed in my TV room on a little white French half table.

I think they look quite lovely here for the moment until I place them in the upcoming Tropical inspired guestroom...that makeover is coming to you soon.

Wood block art

The plant in this post is Rhipsalis Cereuscula.

It's a potless kokedama DIY.

You can find out more about the art of Kokedama HERE.

 #woodblockart #kokedama #potplants

You might like to also visit:
My store at Fine Art America Redbubble   :)

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