Monday, January 7, 2013

Big White Snowflake Painted on Wood Pallet Boards

Hi Friends!
My January home
 is wanting a warm, fresh, winter look.
I'm thinking this big white snowflake
painted on blue-gray boards
will make warm winter wall art.
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I know...fence board love again.
But it's an easily available wood
that offers the same worn quality of old pallets.
The size of this piece is 22" x 22".
I don't know if there are rules about this
but I used paint and stain together .
I've done this before on My $15 Barnwood Backdrop
 and just like what happens
when I base with a raw sienna
and then wipe over in places with a dark stain.
And here I go again with the
I love this color!
I've used it on
So I painted next in Shutter Gray
and then used MMS antique wax on the edges.
I picked a snowflake shape and transferred to paper
covering both sides with clear packaging tape
to create a sturdy stencil.
Then I cut out the shape
and painted the snowflake with Kilz.
Add some dark gray shading
to the right and bottom sides for shadow.
Then sand over all.
So now you have a simple winter icon
in warm texture and color.

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 Enjoy your January Snowflakes!


Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Deb, I've always liked that barnwood backdrop, and now you've gone and done it again. I really like this snowflake. I like that you added the little shadow detail, which gives it that little bit extra. And I like the combination of paint and stain that you used. It's beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!


Twice Nice said...

Simple and Stunning! Love that combination and hung on your barnwood backdrop it really pops!

Brooke Kroeger said...

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Rose :: Fine Craft Guild said...

Do come and link it up at our party. This belongs in our Best of 2012 parade:

Turned out fabulous!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

So cool and I love the weathered grey look.

Diane @ The Checkered Apple said...

You have the greatest ideas. I absolutely love this board you did! Now I want one!

Sherry said...

You make this look so "easy" and yet I think it would be something that even a novice painter could do. It looks charming and cozy!

Anonymous said...

LOVE this! Thanks!

20 North Ora said...

Deb - What a perfect piece for this time of the year!!


Debra @ Common Ground said...

LOVE this, the colors and technique are just gorgeous!!

Molly said...

This is so cool!! I love the shadowing you done. :)

Life Illustrated said...

Sooo pretty!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh my gosh I want one : This is so pretty!! Love love love!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Oh my, as usual, I am in love with this, yes love! Thanks for sharing.

Nif said...

This is so great! I love it! It's so simple and versatile. Would love to know where you got the snowflake. The shadow detail makes it!

Julie{isCocoandCocoa} said...

I love this! Pinning it now!

Katie said...

THis is gorgeous! love the colors of this pallet board!

Deb Hrabik said...

I looked on the internet for different shapes that were simple. At first I cut one out of paper. Then I ended up sketching a large simple design.

Lauras Crafty Life said...

This is so pretty! What a great piece of winter art. :)

explorenewness said...

What a great tutorial! Thank you! I need more 'winter' decor so my house isn't so empty looking after taking down Christmas decor!

Julie Boarder said...

Love the simplicity of this! You can tell that you are a "real painter" by the shading you did, I would have stencilled and been done, but that really adds the finishing touch.

Designed Decor said...

Deb, I love this project. You did a fablous job. I love the paint color too. I would love to make something like this in a smaller scale to sit on my wall shelves! I just started a new blog hop and would love for you to come over and link up your post or any social media.

Dewdrop Gardens said...

I love your snowflake art!! It's beautiful, and I'm going to have to steal, er, copy I mean, your idea! ;)
Gorgeous!! Thanks for the inspiration.
Saw you sharing at StoneGable: Tutorial Tips and Tidbits.
Debbie :)

Deb Hrabik said...

Hope you all get a chance to make one!

suzyq said...

it's just gorgeous!
will definitely try this next Christmas - thanks for sharing!

The Quiet Mom said...

This is so pretty! Oh I love snows:)

Hopping by and following your lovely blog's FB. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

I am also inviting you to join Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe's first giveaway event.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm loving this project! You should enter it into Craftbaby's Snowflake Craft Project Challenge! :)


Leisa said...

Beautiful piece! I am going through a snowflake phase at the moment, so I might just have to get my paint on! :-) Thanks so much for sharing it!

Pieced Pastimes said...

I really like this. It is simple and just perfect for winter. Thanks for sharing.
Suzanne @ Pieced Pastimes

Susan Rain n Roses said...

<3 Snowflakes. Thanks for the tutorial.

Noting Grace said...

What a beautiful piece of art! Great job and thanks for the tutorial!

Jen @ Noting Grace

A Lived in Home said...

What a great piece of art!! I would love for you to come link up to my Get Social Sunday party and follow along. What a great idea for others to see!

Chelsea @ Making Home Base said...

This is seriously so fabulous! Saw you featured at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. I just had to come over and tell you how much I adore this piece! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lenetta Carnes said...

Hi I found you on the Blog hop. Now following you. Please stop by and say hi when you get a minute. have a great week. :) Please check out my new Weekly Goals Blog hop. You can find it here. Would love it if you would link up with me. Have a great evening.


Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

Came over from your feature at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, I this is so amazing! I am your newest follower!

Mackenzie said...

This is beautiful; love it! Perfect for a mantle! You are a featured favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! Thanks so much for sharing last week; we can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!
Mackenzie :)

Jenn @ Clean and Scentsible said...

Ohhh,I love this!!! I totally want to make something like this. Pinned!:)

Missy Inspired said...

Great project! I really like it.