Here’s another painting I did last weekend from reclaimed wood….a rustic American Flag for our outdoor living area. It took under 45 minutes to paint:
The only labor intensive part was making the canvas from a reclaimed wood pallet. First, the pallet was dismantled and then the pieces were attached to two boards:
Updated: Here’s the back view of the reclaimed wood so that you can see how it was put together:
I used blue tape to mask off the red stripes of the American flag:
I used a roller to apply the red paint. (I used the same type of paint used in the Coca-Cola Sign tutorial) I painted very erratically to give it a distressed and uneven feel:
The thin red layer only took a few minutes to dry:
Next I applied blue paint for the star area:
The red and the blue finished:
Next I masked off all the red and blue areas so that I could paint the white stripes:
To quickly apply the stars I cut a 16″ x 20″ stencil into vinyl using my Silhouette machine. Here’s template I set up…..if you have a Silhouette machine just click the image to download the template. You can resize it to your own canvas. Mine was so large that I had to print it in two pieces:
I applied the stencil to the wood and used my roller to apply a layer of white paint:
The finished American flag!
I love all the imperfections of the wood:
Worn and distressed….it looks old and vintage:
A piece like this would cost hundreds of dollars unless you made it yourself for under $20:
Update: The finished signs was about 50 x 34 inches.
Make sure to check out the Vintage-inspired Coca-Cola sign instructions if you get a chance!
Visit the following tutorial too! Click the image for the post: