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FOURTH OF JULY DIY – FLAG INSPIRED FOLK ART COLLAGE PAINTING

Welcome (BACK) to

MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE!

If you are hopping over from MY FRIEND CASSIE’S BLOG –  PRIMITIVE AND PROPER , I am so glad you popped in!  (And in case you missed it, hop on over to make sure you get all of the details on Cassie’s wonderful  project, pictured below!)

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IT FEELS SO GOOD TO BE BLOGGING AGAIN!!!!

….and what better way to come back from my hiatus than with a…

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Melaine…my dear friend from MY SWEET SAVANNAH blog graciously invited me along for a

LINK UP PARTY…by now you have visited a number of amazing blogs and enjoyed their

Festive July 4rth DIY projects and I am thrilled to share MINE with you.

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DIY FOLK ART PAINTING

My only criteria in creating this DIY project was that I told myself I had to use ONLY things which I already had in the house…I find when I give myself this parameter is makes me think a tad more creatively…”make it work” moments happen with the added benefit of saving  time and money which as we all know…during the last few weeks of school...where running around like the proverbial chicken minus head is baseline…. is a BIG DEAL

SO I went on the hunt for inspiration…

Revisiting all my JUNK and STUFF and CRAFT crap, and being reminded of our lack of storage space in this old house with few closets…. helped me decide that I did not want to make something that I would need to store 360 days out of the year…I would make either something EDIBLE or DISPOSABLE …..or ART.   I  thought it might be nice if whatever I MADE was something that would look okay on my walls even after INDEPENDANCE DAY…SO…..

DIY ART WON!!!!

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TUTORIAL

1. Many things will work for the base of this project: a scrap of plywood, a canvas, even a piece of foam core board like the ones the kids use for their school projects. I found an old framed poster.

2. I taped off the frame and painted the poster with Benjamin Moore Gray Owl.

benjamin moore gray owl I then measured and taped off to paint red stripes. Painting the white stripes Benjamin Moore Chantilly lace…my current go-to white.

IMG_6807  then I added RED, Benjamin Moore “Moroccan Red”IMG_6810

3. I THEN cut a star template out of a heavy weight paper. .

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I outlined the star on the center of the canvas with paint.

4. I found a GREAT SITE with FREE printable graphics –  mrprintables.com

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PRINTABLE COLOR MAP OF THE USA!

……and found …. a fantastic and colorful printable map of the USA!

FREE. FREE. FREE. 

4a. I made a number of copies of the map

and cut the pieces to fit inside the outlined star.

printable map of the USA
printable map of the USA

5. I then used a 3/4 Elmers glue and 1/4 water mixture, painted the pieces with the glue and glued them into the outlined star template.

I painted the glue mixture both on the surface of the canvas and the map.
I painted the glue mixture both on the surface of the canvas and the map.
Phoebe and her adorable chippy lavender fingernails is my hand model!
Phoebe and her adorable chippy lavender fingernails is my hand model!

I let the whole thing dry overnight and VOILA!!!!!

ART!

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July 4 DIY ART

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Diy Flag/Usa map

COST – ZERO point ZERO ZERO  DOLLARS!  Yeah baby!

I hope you enjoyed this July 4 DIY Project tutorial and that you have fun making your own spontaneous ART...it is easy and fun and a win – win!

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NEXT STOP ON OUR BLOG HOP LINK PARTY IS NONE OTHER THAN

THE BEAUTIFUL AND TALENTED JENNIFER RIZZO!

One of my FAVORITE things about being a part of the 4RTH OF JULY DIY BLOG HOP,  in addition to sharing these amazingly creative DIY  ideas …is hands down GETTING better acquainted with these 6 CREATIVE and INSPIRING women bloggers.  And If you have not met Ms. Jennifer Rizzo…you must!!!..Her blog is chock FULL of beauty and truth and motivation and inspiration and creativity and color….all of my criteria for blog surfing…and one more…she has a huge heart and it resonates in everything she does. She even teaches an online course called Building a Creatively Made Business 2.0!!!!! SUPER JEN!

SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO…HOP ON OVER TO:

JENNIFER RIZZO’S BLOG

……and thank you for stopping by MY OLD COUNTY HOUSE!

DIY USA FOLK ART

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12 thoughts on “FOURTH OF JULY DIY – FLAG INSPIRED FOLK ART COLLAGE PAINTING

  1. Love it! When you said you were cutting the map to fit the star, I was wondering how that was going to work…then I saw it was a big star. 🙂 haha, silly me! It turned out great and free is always good.

  2. i am so glad you are back, lesli! and so thankful you included me in this project with you! 🙂 i adore your piece of art and would definitely put it in my home year round- it’s awesome!!!!

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