Monday, June 2, 2014

4th of July Pallet Art

Sorry, I am a little (well a lot) late on my post today! I am still in California and the post I had planned for today didn't turn out, so I am sharing with you one from last summer.
Since the Fourth of July is coming up, I thought it would be something you may want to make!
For my pallet I had to remove one of the back boards to replace a missing one on the front.  After all of that work we realized that mine was a taller pallet (we thought about finding a new one, but I decided I would give it a try to see if I liked it...I ended up liking it).  
Paints and stains we used (between the two of us we had everything we needed).

  • Mark off the 'blue' section of the flag.  Cover the surrounding areas (so they don't get over spray on them).
  • Spray paint the blue (Krylon... Gloss Navy Blue), after it is dry remove the coverings and paint the rest of the flag.
  • Use 'Dark Aging Wax' (or stain) to age the paint.
  • Make baseball hearts (see below pictures).
  • Attach the hearts.
When you cut the lace of the baseball, I found that it stayed in (after you separated it) if you cut at an angle.  After you take the ball apart you hold it with both hands and then twist it to make the heart shape.  You have to kind of work with it to get it the shape you want.  Then you put some hot glue to put it together.
After you get all of the baseballs cut and glued into a heart shape you can start attaching them to your pallet.  As the picture below states: we did not measure, we just eye-balled the placement. (Neither of our husbands would approve of this method...they have to measure and level everything)
Tabatha and I both decided it is GREAT to craft with your friend that doesn't take offense to you bossing them around.  We were both very bossy on this project, but we think it turned out for the best...what is your thought?
Have a great day!

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