I love this time of year!! I've always been patriotic. But now as I'm older and realize what has been sacrificed for our freedom, I get emotional just thinking about it. So to pay tribute to our wonderful country, I made this wooden flag to celebrate Independence Day!
I started with a scrap piece of mdf. It's about 12 x 17 inches.
I painted it white, waited for it to dry, then taped off some stripes. No measuring- just eyeballed it. Imperfect is always the look I'm going for.
I used Martha Stewart craft paint.
I then painted it all red, excluding the top left corner. When the red paint was dry, I taped off and painted a blue rectangle.
After all of the paint was dry, I heavily sanded the entire thing.
Then I brushed on some antiquing medium and wiped it off with a paper towel. It dries really quickly, so it has to be wiped off fast.
I used a white chipboard star from my stash that I shabbied up a bit with the antiquing medium.
God Bless the USA!
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