Six Sides to Every Story: Rubik’s Cube

Side One of the “Nerdcube” paperweight is finished (and my first reader-polled project is off to a flying start)!

3.5″ wood craft cube
One sheet of red card stock
One sheet of yellow card stock
One sheet of blue card stock
One sheet of purple card stock
Royal Court decoupage sealer/adhesive
Gloss Enamels black paint
3/4″ craft brush
Blue tape
Scissors
Ruler
Pen

I elected to go with the Rubik’s cube side first because I figured that would be the easiest design to start with. The card stock I purchased was all light enough for crafting, with bright colors similar to the 54 stickers in the game. Using the pen and ruler, I measured nine 1″ x 1″ squares on the multiple sheets of card stock and cut them out, trimming occasionally to account for any .

I used the blue tape to cover the sides of the block around the square I was painting on to prevent paint or decoupage sealer getting smeared outside the square.

After the paint was dry, I used the craft brush and decoupage sealer/adhesive to secure all nine squares to the block in a checkerboard pattern. There was some curling at the edges of the squares which I was able to flatten out using the end of my pen as a stylus.

Once the adhesive was try, I painted one coat of decoupage sealer across the top, keeping my brush strokes in one direction to give it an even polished finish.

One down, five to go!

~ by blackmoodcraft on February 12, 2012.

4 Responses to “Six Sides to Every Story: Rubik’s Cube”

  1. err… think I’ll rather buy one. 🙂

    • Don’t blame you 🙂 It’s a paperweight. It’s meant to be a piece of art work, not deliver mindfucks like the real Rubik’s Cube (at least until someone with fingernails gets the idea to peel the stickers off and switch them around).

      • Of course 🙂
        I was trying to be funny.
        I am myself a great art lover, aside the fact that my father was art painter nearly all his life ( just as one of his hobbies).
        Mainly still life & landscape.
        Oil on canvas & aquarelle techniques.
        As I sad … I respect and love art.
        Until one of your next posts.
        Bye …

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