Wednesday, June 12, 2013

3D Wednesday--Patriotic Theme

Today's 3D project was to be red,white and blue - a patriotic theme. I chose to make this adorable mini wooden flag, inspired by a larger project I made for my etsy shop (pics at the end of this post).

For this mini flag, I used a chunk of 2x4 cut to 4 inches. After sanding just a bit and smoothing the edges of the block, I painted a coat of white acrylic paint over one side. When it was thoroughly dry, I masked off the upper left corner and painted that blue. Always wait for each color to dry before proceeding to the next; it dries pretty quickly. I painted the red stripes next. Then I made a mask the size of the blue square and cut a star in the center which I then used as a stencil to paint the star. My sentiment is from the My Little Firecracker stamp set by My Creative Time. I didn't use any special ink or paint, just my regular Memento Tuxedo Black. Now you can seal it if you wish, or leave it as is. I use matte finish Mod Podge for mine. Only one coat was all I needed on this one. I love the shabby/rustic look of the finished block.


Doesn't it look cute with my chunky metal star candle holders. :) Thanks for coming by today. Be sure to check out the other designer projects for more great ideas to kick off your Fourth of July. It's not that far away, you know.


Product List:
My Creative Time, My Little Firecracker
Scrap of wood from the hubs' shop, acrylic paints, mod podge, ink

Here's the larger one I made. It will be available in my etsy store soon. It was so much fun to make! :)


12 comments:

  1. YOUR flag is amazing I was totally taken back as I read how you created this. WOW you truly are so creative and just so talented I mean we all have these items it's just that what you come up with and how you do it and your end result....WOW!!!
    You are totally awesome!!!

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  2. You are amazing, Shar! These are absolutely adorable!!!

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  3. Great idea! Hope you will stop by and link up at Craftin Desert Divas “Red, White & Blue” Linky Party.
    Tara
    Craftin Desert Diva's

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  4. I love both the mini and the full-sized version of this project! I can also see a less chunky version, stained rather than painted, making fun trivets for Independence Day cook-outs!

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  5. Super cute projects Shar!!!!!! I'm so gonna make one!! Great job!!!

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  6. SUPER job with your patriotic theme projects Shar!!! they are FANTASTIC my friend!!! :)

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  7. I like the rustic look of your flag projects. They look beautiful.
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  8. Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Red, White & Blue “ Linky Party. Be sure to check out our FaceBook page your project may be shared on our page!!

    Tara
    Craftin Desert Diva's

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  9. Shar ~ So SUPER CUTE!!! I LOVE this idea and have tons of wood around too! LOVE that you stamped right on it ~ must try! always fabulous ideas over here!

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  10. Such a creative display! Beautiful work, Shar! Thanks for linking up at Craftin' Desert Divas!!

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Thanks for stopping by the studio. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments or email me directly. :) ♥ ~Shar

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