I've been eyeing up this gorgeous Easter pallet art that Taryn over at Design, Dining and Diapers ever since she posted about it.
And I've finally decided to create my own! I LOVE how this turned out. It matches perfectly with our décor and it could be displayed year round in our home. And, it features two of my favorite things: the color yellow and birds. :)
* Wood shims
* Wood glue
* Yellow Paint (I used canary from Valspar's Lakeside Cottage collection)
* While Acrylic Paint
* Sponge brush
* Paint brush
* Stencils or Silhouette
First, you'll need to decide how large you want your art to be. I measured up my bird stencil (which I cut from my Silhouette) against my shims to figure out how large I wanted it. I decided on 9 shims for my design.
Next, apply a liberal amount of wood glue to two additional shims and press your other shims on top. Let it dry completely.
Now, you need to paint your pallet. I just love this yellow color. It makes me so happy to look at! :)
Finally, it's time to place your stencil onto your pallet. Using your sponge brush, gently apply the white acrylic paint following your stencil design. My bird's legs are very thin, so I was a little nervous about how they would turn out. There really was no problem, though. :)
After outlining my bird in paint, I colored it in. I also added the word "tweet" in the corner to add a little big of whimsy to my pallet sign.
What do you think? I'm rather smitten. :)
I'm so excited to be linking up with The Pinterest Challenge. It's a little something that Sherry over at Young House Love and Katie over at Bower Power started up. This is my first time joining them and I'm so happy that I did!
Also sharing with these great parties: