As you all know, I spoke about adding on to our home here and we finished construction in March.
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.
I tied string around each of the three pieces and added some beds to two of them.
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~!