do I have excuses
for dropping off planet Blog
for a week.
Lots of this...
Lots of that...
(hosting bridal shower)
But now I'm back
and I'm up for the challenge..
the Pinterest challenge that is.
is hosting a link party
where you choose something you've pinned
that inspires you to create your own project.
Well, I have Loved Aimee Weaver's Art and
had pinned her pallet beach art
as inspiration for some old wood
I had in the garage.
This is Aimee's piece:
You can purchase here.
Here is my Pin
Changing it up a bit,
I made a long art board
for my home:
I wanted a piece extra long.
That way I can decide to use it above the tv
or as a headboard
or down my long hallway.
Once upon a time
I found an old wooden fence in the trash,
loaded it in the truck,
then tore it apart
into useable pieces.
After deciding placement of the boards,
I cut one board in half
to stagger the arrangement.
Then I used underlayment
to connect the boards on the back
and made a hanger with picture wire.
*Here is an updated version
of construction on the back.
Let the painting begin...
Base coat white - Not full coverage
A little sand in the mix.
Then some blues...
*I like to use Americana Sea Breeze
and Craftsmart Pool Blue with white
for the lighter water.
Then for the darker I use Folkart Teal
and any navy mixed with black.
After the brush application,
I did a little dip and drag with cardstock
over the layers to get the effect I wanted
(separation of color)
You can read more about this technique here.
I wanted the surf line to look frothy
and have a harder edge in places so
I drug white paint with a metal knife.
On the sea and sky I wanted a softer white blend
so I used a brush.
But the sand gets the cardstock dip and drag
and the knife.
The dark black edge on the horizon adds the most depth.
Pull a line of white paint
across the middle of the center board
for a surf line.
Splatter Sand on the bottom edge
Paint the edges Charcoal
Thank you ,Blake Shelton,
for reminding me that there's
Now that's a refreshing bit of beach for my wall.
Thanks for your visit.
Have a great day!
Monday: DIY Showoff
Sumos Sweet Stuff
Between Naps on the porch
I should be mopping the floor
Tuesday: Coastal Charm
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Wednesday: Savvy Southern Style
Thursday: Beyond the Picket Fence
Friday: At the Picket Fence
Saturday: Funky Junk Interiors