I am so excited about this project!
Not much $, a little bit of time and an awesome outcome!
For the base I used a piece of wood that was an inset
panel on a door, which already had a great patina (and it was free)!
I found a bag of antique hooks at a tag sale (for a buck)!
I already had everything else I needed!
At first I was thinking of using a stencil, but this was much quicker!
I used a paint brush to cover the stamp with paint and
experimented on paper until I felt comfortable with the outcome.
I ended up stamping two layers, the yellow green didn't show up like I
thought it would and I knew I couldn't get it exactly on top of the green so it ended up
being more of a shadow under the antique white, giving it more depth.
I added a layer of decoupage medium in order to seal the
chippy paint. It also gave it a nice sheen and a more finished look.
Here it is in full view. It's a little hard to see the detail in this picture,
but it's not quite this subtle in person. I'm very happy with the outcome!
[Ooh-- I need to paint my front door!]
I'll have to make a bunch and put them in the shop!
What do you think?
I love hearing from you!
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