Thursday, April 21, 2016

Earth Week with The Twinery!

Hello friends, I'm finally back today to share a fun, up-cycled project for Earth Week!  Head over to The Twinery blog to see more more fun projects the DT is sharing this week!

We recently had some work done on our house and had some leftover pieces of board and paint which I just couldn't let go to waste!  I cut a piece of the board to measure 5x7 and then painted it the robin's egg blue.  Once that was dry, I added a layer of white paint on top, let dry, and then sanded it to rough up the edges and let the blue show through.  I think I made the layers a bit too thick because I had to put in some major elbow grease to get that blue to show through! 
Once sanded, I distressed the board with a bit of dye ink.  I wrapped the edges of the board with Solid Caribbean twine and added some Solid Cappuccino as an accent to the front of the piece along with some fabric flowers.  

I am planning to use this as a photo frame but love that it can be used for other things as well, a frame, the base of a collage, you could add some chalk paint for a little sign, or keep it as an art piece, as-is.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

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