Large pieces of art can be expensive. Why not make your own. For this project I decided to show my love of America.
~Lattice Strips ~
I got two bundles.
I first painted the lattice strips brown. Then I painted on the stripes red and a creamy white. I painted the navy blue square and then attached the lattice strips with wood on the back. I used a nail gun and wood glue.
Now for the fun part. I used a wood star as a stamp. I just dipped it into the paint and pressed it onto the board. I touched up with a paintbrush.
*Use stencils, stamps, or just freehand to make your stars.
If I had more wood stars I would have glued them onto the frame. I only had a few so I painted the stars on instead.
Drill two holes on each top corner and add picture frame wire to hang.
God Bless America!
Tip: Instead of painting a flag
You could make beautiful modern art.
I hope I've inspired you to make your own lattice style art.
Love it! But what kind of paint did you use to get the antique/vintage look? Love how the brown still shows through! Any advice about how to achieve your great painting technique? Many thanks for your advice!!!
I first tried aging the wood with a vinegar solution. It was not dark enough so I painted the lattice boards with tudor brown paint. I painted the flag colors by thinning the paints with water.