Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wall Art

 

As you all know, I spoke about adding on to our home here and we finished construction in March.

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There were several planks left over from the flooring, and my was racing what I could do with them.  I have a wall that needs some perking up, maybe I could make some sort of wall art with them, right?

I’m sort of disappointed in myself at how I didn't do so well at tasking pictures of the process…. but I thought I would share the finished product with you.

The planks have a slight veneer to them so I started with sanding them a little bit. My first layer was some Raw Sienna oil paint and them some Burn Umber.  It’s the first time I worked with oil paints and my thought was it would stick to the cracks and grooves of the wood.  I’m not sure how well that actually worked, but I liked how it turned out.

While the paint was still wet, I was able to use some pop bottle caps and some canning lids and twist into the paint, wearing off the paint in the different circle shapes.  I used the same technique with bubble wrap and let it all dry. 

I then painted the bubble wrap with some green, and stamped that on. The bird house is actually cut out of some tissue paper and the tree is a stamp.

 

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I tied string around each of the three pieces and added some beds to two of them.

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And this is the finished product.   I think I need some vinyl flourishes or something between them or around them or something.   Honestly, let me know what you think~!     Criticism as well~!

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2 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Sandy - thanks for visiting my blog. What a beautiful home you have - absolutly stunning. Bit of a difference when you look at my dining table - lol. Your wall hangings are outstanding - very clever. Take care ....

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Sandy! Super big congratulations on having your renovation finished! That is a gorgeous new kitchen! Enjoy! :-)