I've been getting hammered with spam and it has revolved around the following post...
I'm pretty sure it's because the post had the word *patriotic* in the title, so
around Memorial Day, I started getting up to and sometimes over 100 spam comments a DAY!
I had a break for about a day and now it's starting again.
So I removed it from my past postings and am reposting here....
Enjoy and hopefully the spam will slow down!
Yesterday, I showed you how I took this old ugly sign that was in the way...
and turned it into a Rustic Flag....for FREE!!
When my hubby cut my wood for me, there was about a 5-6 inch
scrap leftover that I didn't want to throw away.
Andy, over at Poppies at Play, has been making very fun patriotic
crafts and printables and she offered this one for free!
It is part of a set of 3 and she also has the vinyl available for purchase!
I haven't quite figured out how to do printables....I know that you need to somehow send it to a photo processing place....some day I'll figure it out!
Instead, I copied the picture to my desktop and inserted it into a new word document. I resized it and printed it out. At this point, I was interested in the numbers and not the printable.
I cut out my numbers....originally, I had tried to find a similar font on dafont.com, but I was overwhelmed by the choices.....I don't function well when I have too many choices!
I wasn't concerned with cutting the numbers out exactly....am I ever??? I knew that I was going to sand them.
I painted my board red using a dry brush technique that I talked about in my Rustic Flag post....
I traced my numbers with a pencil and painted them in with white paint....my hubby was over my shoulder saying, "Don't you want to use a lettering brush?" No....it's supposed to look rustic!!
I sanded down my letters, added a little "somethin', somethin'" twine and went over it with tea-dye distressing ink.....it was still missing something.
I cut out a free-handed star and painted 3 blue stars, sanded and distressed them.
I love my little piece of wood scrap that turned into a patriotic beauty!
What do you do with your wood scraps?