Find & Fix it Friday
This is a sweet little idea for a gift or just something to do with those “oh too adorable to throw away” Photo Booth pix. It is pretty darn simple and kind of has the same effect on me as those adult coloring books that are paving the way to a de-stressed life.
Basically, grab a bit of board or old wood, some paint and a metal clip. Then, let your doodling creativity free!
varied sizes of paintbrushes
pencil, for sketching your design
Up first, give the board a fun shade for a background color. I chose teal because it is so darn cheerful!While that background color dries, start thinking up what design you want to create. You can be as elaborate as you want. Try arrows, triangles, swirls, whatever goes here!
I decided to create a basic diamond pattern by lining my ruler up with the corners and moving outward every inch or so…then repeating in the opposite directions.
Using a creamy, cottage white, I began to trace out my pencil-marked diamonds.Since I wanted mine to have a tinge of a Boho vibe, I used a dry brush to blur the lines a bit.I really like how I can see the brush marks running through the paint.Now for another shade of blue. Creating a sweet polka dot pattern inside my diamonds.A little navy, too 😉Now that I was satisfied with my pattern, I let it dry before I hit it with the sand paper. I really wanted the grain of the wood to play with the patterning. Gosh this is therapeutic! LOLLast step was to secure the clip to the brightly patterned board with a wood screw. You can easily attach some picture hanging hardware to the back if you intend your piece for the wall….but I was content with leaning this cutie up against the wall.Kinda cute, right? Now that I am thinking about this, I may have to make a bunch of these in different patterns but similar color family. How cute would it be to make a wall of all our photo booth pix? Oh boy, I think I need to make this one happen!
Happy crafting y’all!