Friday, June 15, 2012

Flag art

So I am still on the decorating with Red, White and Blue kick!  I usually put our stuff up around Memorial Day, and it stays pretty much until Labor Day! 
When I saw this awesome Flag over at Lake Girl Paints I had to make one for me!  Deb did an awesome job, but I wanted to put my touch on one.  So like last year's Flag, I went over to my neighbor to bum some wood.  I decided this would be a use what you have project.  I thought about getting new paint, but I have a basket of paint in the garage, so I would make do.  He gave me 2 pieces, so I set about making one with the narrow one first.

First off I gave it a coat of gel stain in walnut.
Then I taped off the top for my blue area.  Then I selected my palate of blues and a little white.
It took a while getting used to using cardstock to drag the paint, but I love the texture of all the different colors.  Here is my finished blue.

I then taped off for the red, then white.  Here are a few pics of that.

The star stencil gave me a little trouble, but I switched from the card stock to a foam brush and then it worked fine.
After the stars dried I splattered some black paint on for effect, then sanded the edges to show some of the wood.

I really loved how it turned out!  I just added a few eyelets at the top for some twine and then a few coats of poly and it is finished.  Here are a few pics of the flag hanging from the side gate and all my red, white and blue! 

Hope you have a great weekend.  Maybe you to are getting ready for the Red, White and Blue holiday!  Have fun!


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Deb Hrabik said...

Your flag turned out great!
Your entry walkup is so festive and welcoming. Love it,

Diane said...

Wonderful job on the flag and thanks for sharing it at my Patriotic Link Party. I need to try Deb's technique one of these days and see if I can do it as well as the both of you!

Marilyn Clark said...

What a great independence day did a great job!

Brooke said...

Your flag art is great! is the rest of your flag day decor!

laurmela said...

Thanks all! I had so much fun making this I made one for my sister n law for her birthday. Now I just need some more wood!

Candy said...

Okay, all these flags Im seeing are making me wanna do one myself. Great piece. Thanks for the tutorial.
Im now following you. Please come visit me at and maybe you'll follow back?? THANKS.

anangloinquebec said...

I am dropping by from Debbie's pin party. Fantastic job. I bet I could simply change the flag for a Canadian one and the results will be equally stunning! I have pinned this on my board 'tutorials'. Hope you drop by. Oh and I am also your newest follower.

Donna Huisinga said...

Hi, Visiting from Debbie's Pin Party and pinned your flag art on my Red, White and Blue pinboard. Hope you will drop by my blog and think about becoming a follower. I am your newest.