Rustic Americana Wall Art: January Create and Share

Rustic Americana Wall Art - January Create and Share Challenge sponsored by GraphicStock - UncookieCutter.com

Rustic Americana Wall Art: January Create and Share

Hi and welcome back!  It’s another round of our Create and Share challenge.  This months post is sponsored by GraphicStock.  We were challenged to use one of their images, vectors or illustrations for a DIY home decor project.  Of course my bloggy friends hit it out of the park.  And better yet – you get to check out GraphicStock for free for seven days!

 

 

1. Old House To New Home ~ DIY Little Girls Room Tray
2. Shabby Grace Blog ~ Valentine’s Day Treat Bags
3. Creatively Homespun ~ DIY LOVE sign
4. Refashionably Late ~ Library Book Storage
5. Casa Watkins ~ DIY Moroccan Dessert Plates
6. Tastefully Frugal ~ Be Mine Banner
7. The Weathered Fox ~ True Love Pillow
10. Up To Date Interiors ~ DIY Notebooks with GraphicStock
11. One Mile Home Style ~ Hand Embroidered Dandelion Wall Art
12. Uncookie Cutter ~ Rustic Americana Wall Art
13. Flourish and Knot ~ Whimsical Owl Art
15. Pocketful of Posies ~ Valentine’s Day Paper
16. The House Down The Lane ~ DIY Heart Candle Holders and Printable
17. The Twin Cedars ~ Rustic Wood Wall Art
20. Farmhouse 40 ~ Bird Canvas Wall Art

 

I created a piece of rustic Americana wall art featuring my new home state.Rustic Americana Wall Art - January Create and Share Challenge sponsored by GraphicStock - UncookieCutter.com

This started as an old fence in my friend Misty’s parents yard.  When they tore it down, she grabbed all the wood and her and our other friend made some super cool stuff with it.  Including this Oklahoma sign.  So, I didn’t actually make the sign.  But, you could easily do one with a graphic stock image.  I’ll get to that in a minute.

Rustic Americana Wall Art - January Create and Share Challenge sponsored by GraphicStock - UncookieCutter.com

To make a board like this, download THIS USA map.  You could use the whole map, or use a program like PicMonkey to crop out whatever state you want. Resize it and print it out on a low quality printer. Trace it onto your fence, or wood and use a jigsaw to cut it out.  Easy peasy!

So, since I already had the sign, I had been wanting to put an American flag on it.  Very rustic and since I now live right off Route 66, I wanted some cool, rustic Americana wall art.  But, I didn’t trust my painting skills.  So, for me this project came along at just the right time.  I found THIS cool flag.  I downloaded the image and sent it to Staples to have it printed off.  I like their banner paper – it’s affordable and I like the way the images look. Beautiful!

Rustic Americana Wall Art - January Create and Share Challenge sponsored by GraphicStock - UncookieCutter.com

 

First, I traced the state  and cut it out.

Rustic Americana Wall Art - January Create and Share Challenge sponsored by GraphicStock - UncookieCutter.com

I used small scissors and a razor blade to cut around each board.  I did it one board at a time, and used Modge Podge to glue it down.

Rustic Americana Wall Art - January Create and Share Challenge sponsored by GraphicStock - UncookieCutter.com

Before finishing, I took a very fine sanding block and gave it a little more character around the edges and a few places.

Rustic Americana Wall Art - January Create and Share Challenge sponsored by GraphicStock - UncookieCutter.com

After I had it all done, I put the Modge Podge generously all over the top to make sure it there would be no fraying or pulling away of the paper.

That was pretty much it!  It was pretty simple and made a big impact.  Now I have to figure out where to hang it!Rustic Americana Wall Art - January Create and Share Challenge sponsored by GraphicStock - UncookieCutter.com

So, if you want to check out Graphic Stock, HERE is a code for your seven day free trial.  Make your own rustic Americana wall art, or stop by all my friends blogs to get inspired and see what all you can do!

Thanks for stopping by!

April

 

 

 

Let's connect and share the love 🙂

45 Comments on “Rustic Americana Wall Art: January Create and Share

  1. April this is AWESOME!!!! I saw your picture and was wondering the entire time how you made it. Looks great!!! Pinning. Thanks for participating in the Create and Share this month!

    • Thank you so much Sara! I was looking through old IG photos yesterday, you have a similar USA one I think!

  2. I saw this and immediately thought how this is something I want to paint (just not in a state shape) for Fourth of July. THEN I saw how you did this with an image you found and had enlarged! Thanks so much for this, fantastic project idea. I am pinning this to my Crafty board and scheduling for Facebook and Twitter! I would love it if you would stop by Celebrate and Decorate and share this at our Celebrate Your Story Link party ~ live now!

  3. Pingback: Recycled Fence Post Wall Art -

  4. That sign is so Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this pin on the P3 party Board! I love it and it will be featured on the blog and my social media tomorrow! So look for a little traffic from me!
    Best,
    Kim

  5. Pingback: Creativity Unleashed No. 107 - And A Moen Sink And Faucet Giveaway! || Practically Functional

  6. Pingback: Creativity Unleashed #107 & a Moen Giveaway!

  7. Just saw this on Roadkill and wanted to stop by and say how cool it turned out. Pat S

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge