Stars and Stripes Patriotic Wood Slice!
We had a huge windstorm in May and ended up with lots of logs!
I decided to put all those free materials to good use!
I love using reclaimed supplies for fun projects!
This technique is great for other things like rocks, pallets or old barn wood.
Step 1: Baking and Supplies!
First.Bake wood slice in the oven for 1 hour at the lowest setting.
Letting it bake over time helps prevent it from splitting.
I didn't sand it or smooth it off.
The paint makes it nice and smooth enough to work with!
You will also need:
White, Red, Blue and Black craft paint
Step 2: Painting!
I used Plaid Apple Barrel paints.
Paint a layer of white paint, leaving a nice edge.
Then use a pencil and write it on SUPER lightly!
Then follow along with black paint and a paintbrush.
Brush Calligraphy is so much fun!
It's the greatest way to add pizzazz to any project!
It's easy to do with a paintbrush too!
If you aren't that confident...just trace it on with pencil and fill it in with paint.
Step 3: Add Stars!
Then I added some fun pinwheel stars.
2 tones for extra depth!
Red, White and Blue awesomeness!
Step 4: Decorate and Enjoy!
It's the perfect patriotic art piece for the entry way, front porch or even hang it on a wall!
Broad Stripes and Bright Stars
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