Thursday, June 14, 2012

painted wooden flag


I love this time of year!!   I've always been patriotic.  But now as I'm older and realize what has been sacrificed for our freedom, I get emotional just thinking about it. So to pay tribute to our wonderful country, I made this wooden flag to celebrate Independence Day!


I started with a scrap piece of mdf.  It's about 12 x 17 inches.


I painted it white, waited for it to dry, then taped off some stripes. No measuring- just eyeballed it.  Imperfect is always the look I'm going for.


I used Martha Stewart craft paint.


I then painted it all red, excluding the top left corner.  When the red paint was dry, I taped off and painted a  blue rectangle.


After all of the paint was dry, I heavily sanded the entire thing.  


Then I brushed on some antiquing medium and wiped it off with a paper towel.  It dries really quickly, so it has to be wiped off fast.


I used a white chipboard star from my stash that I shabbied up a bit with the antiquing medium.




God Bless the USA!





5 comments:

  1. I love the distressed, not quite so perfect, feel to this! I'd love to have you come share at my Tutorial Tuesday at Our Thrifty Ideas http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2012/06/tutorial-tuesday-10.html

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  2. SUPER CUTE! Crossing my fingers you'll share at my party! Saturdays at Seven!

    XO, Aimee

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  3. Great job! I hope you will link up to my Patriotic Project Parade!

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/06/patriotic-project-parade-linky-party.html

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  4. Love this! And just in time for the 4th of July and summertime. There's something about it that just reminds me of a relaxing summer! Great job!

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  5. Such a cute idea!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/star-spangled-ideas/
    Have a great rest of the weekend!

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