Showing posts with label America. Show all posts
Showing posts with label America. Show all posts

American Flag Made with Lattice


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 
paint
  your
 favorite
 colors
  on 
 each
 lattice
 strip.
 You could make beautiful modern art. 

I hope I've inspired you to make your own lattice style art. 

xo,
Dee

Question:
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!!!

 My reply:
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.


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