Here's my DIY art project for Fall 2012.
I'm calling it 'Fifty Shades of Fall'.
There are so many color options when
decorating for Fall it was making my
I needed a project that used them all.....
I picked out 50 paint cards in fall colors.
Laid them out in color groups.
Trimmed off the color names.
That gave me a 3-1/4" square.
I saved the trimmings to use with a
leaf punch for my next project.
Randomly arranged the colors.
Found a scrap piece of thin wood in the
garage and cut to size.
Spread Mod Podge on the board in sections
using a foam brush and placed the
squares on to adhere.
After it dried a bit and sets, applied a coat
of Mod Podge all over the top.
It will look milky but will dry
At this point the colors were very bright.
I wanted it more muted and artsy looking.
I rinsed the MP off the brush and used it to
apply (whatever) stain I found in the garage.
Wiped the stain off with a rag right away.
You'll get a grained effect with the wipe-off.
You can also dab it for a slightly different look.
I ran some stain along the edges of the
wood to give it a finished look because
I was not planning on framing it.
Here it is on it's temporary easel,
a step ladder.
Now I need to make an easel!
Or find a space to hang it.
Fifty Shades of Fall...my way!
There must be fifty ways to 'leaf' your lover!
Links: The Girl Creative,
Southern Hospitality, Tip Junkie,
Between Naps On The Porch,
A Stroll Thru Life, Savvy Southern Style
Domestically Speaking, Coastal Charm,
No Minimalist Here, Miss Mustard Seed,
My Romantic Home, My Repurposed Life