Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Puzzle Cube

There is a puzzle swap on CCSwaps and I have the perfect object. These are the pieces to a puzzle cube. I found it on Oriental Trading Company. The pieces are nice thick cardboard... or chipboard. One side is a little glossy and the other more of a flat white.
This is how the puzzle pieces look once the cube is assembled..... and before I alter them.

I brushed and sponged 2 colors of acrylic paint on the puzzle pieces. On this side I used 'earthy' colors. I then used the 6 Stamper's Anonymous images I have that relate to the alphabet. The puzzle cube reminds me of a child's alpha block so I thought these images would be appropriate.

Here is the other side of the puzzle pieces. On this side I used bright acrylic paints, using at least 2 colors on each piece. Then using the same images that were used on the first side I again stamped them with the black india ink. The pieces needed something else so I edged both sides of the pieces using a gold krylon pen. You can see this in the next pictures of the assembled cube.

Here is a view of the puzzle cube put together with the 'earthy' colored sides facing out.

And here is a view of the finished cube with the brighter colored side turned to the outside.


margil said...

What a neat puzzle box! I'll have to check my next catalog for those. Check out my blog:
I have awarded you a Kreativ Blogger Award!

Rena Sawatski said...

Wow Chrissy, what a great idea. I never in a million years would have thought of that!!

I am sure your partner will be both surprised and pleased with this piece of art.

Aileen said...

Chrissy what a great idea the puzzle cube is! Thanks so much for participating!
Happy Creating,