Friday, March 11, 2011

Pomme et Poire

This Cute Idea was Inspired by Crafts By Amanda
French wall art is something I am totally obsessed with right now! This little project was a trial and error (like most of mine are) doosey!!! But here is how I did it!

I painted two wooden boards a nutmeg brown acrylic paint

After the paint dried, I applied this crackling medium on top.

When the medium was almost dry I quickly brushed on Antique white. You want to do this LIGHTLY. Don't get too much paint on the brush, because it doesn't crackle as good. And DO NOT go back over it, because it messes the crackle up (that

was the error on my part)

                  After the crackle and acrylic paint are completely dry, I cut out the shapes of an apple and pear from different colors of scrapbook paper, then Mod Podged it onto the board. After I added the vinyl letters, I mod podged the entire thing. {I also Don't have a cri-cut or vinyl machine so I had to buy letters at the mall. My parents were with me, and they had no idea why the heck they were standing in line for so long for some "dumb" letters haha.}

these will be on my wall in my kitchen SOON!!!!


Carey C. Bailey said...

These are wonderful. Will be copying! With Joy, Carey

Sierra @ Blue Robin Cottage said...

Oooooh these are so cute!!! I love them!! Thank you for the tips about the crackle paint!! So helpful! My last crackle paint project didn't turn out so well because I didn't brush the acrylic paint lightly enough over top. Thank you for stopping by my blog! :) I'm your newest follower! :)

Jenni R. said...

Great job! Such a fun idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Amanda said...

I love how they came out, they look wonderful! I'll link this on my Facebook page! Thanks for letting me know you made them, i LOVE hearing when I have inspired someone :) :)

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