Mod Podge Branch State Art and Day 4
I have a fun project to share with you today.¬† I am participating in the State Pride Tour with Beckie of Infarrantly Creative.¬† She has teamed up 30 bloggers to share state themed art from their home ‚Äì or home in their heart ‚Äì state.¬† Fun idea right?
And here is my project.¬† I created a Mod Podge branch silhouette.¬† I know, I live in NY, but my heart ‚Äì my heart is in NH.
Before I share the tutorial, here are today‚Äôs stop on the Finding Fall Home Tours.
And now back to the state pride project‚Ä¶
I simply started with Mod Podge matte, a 1/4 inch piece of plywood, leaves from the craft store and painting supplies.
I coated one side of the board with Mod Podge and layered the leaves in place.¬† Then I coated it with a heavy top coat of Mod Podge.
The leaves had dimension ‚Äì which I wanted, but I also needed them to stay in place.¬† For the first hour of drying time, I had it covered in wax paper to help hold it in place.¬†¬†
Once dried, I painted the whole thing out in metallic paint (I changed my mind from the original color) and then also coated it with some subtle glitter paint.
I used a cut out of the silhouette of the state and traced in with a marker.
I collected branches from the ground ‚Äì once that are already down are easier to work with because they are already dry.¬† Using a glue gun, I filled in the outline of the state with differing sizes of branches.¬† For the final step, I outlined the whole board in some burlap ribbon.
For our family, NH is in our hearts.¬† My husband grew up there and his family is still there.¬† And my husband and I met at University of New Hampshire.¬† NH has always been about making maple syrup and walks in the woods.¬† This piece of art sums that all up perfectly for us.
The next stop for the state pride tour is...
Thanks so much for reading and wishing you a great day!