I recently had the opportunity to join a group of fantastic bloggers for a Project Challenge and I'm excited to share my first project with you today.
This months Project Challenge Theme was Rust!
Thinking that my hutch could use new artwork to ring the in fall season, I decided to mimic the look of rust as best as I could to create a new to display.
This is what I've come up with. . .
Unfortunately the rusty look is not showing as much on camera as it does in real life - - grrr!
But here you can see in the close up both the tree and the letters do a pretty good job of mimicking the look I think.
thin cardboard (cereal box)
mixture of paint colors
Hot Glue Gun
To start the project, I found a tree shape that I like in Google Images and transferred it to a piece of cardboard I cut from a box of cereal. Then using an Xacto knife I cut out the design.
Next came paint, I used a mixture of a dark brown, light brown, dark green and a light grey. Starting with the darkest color, I used a small paint brush to stipple on a light coat of the paint in a random pattern one color at a time. I continued adding colors until I had the look I wanted.
I followed the same method to give each wood letter a rusty look.
For the background I ripped some old pages from a book and glued them onto canvas and then painted the edges black to give it a finished look.
Once the paint and glue on the canvas was dried completely I simple added my rusty pieces by gluing them on with a hot glue.
I think the finished project looks fantastic on my white hutch and has me itch'in to get more of my house decorated for fall.
Now it's time for you to go check out all the other wonderful projects from this challenge, and make sure you say "Hi" when your there.
Fern Creek Cottage
Sew a Fine Seam
Down To Earth Style
Beyond the Picket Fence