Colorful key wall art for Whimsical decor
I have this unique key wall art from an old portrait. I have my favorite colors and Mod Podged the background with fabric – I love it!
My friend LollyChops'll love this DIY wall art project – it used shades of your favorite color, TEAL! I found this sad little piece of key art, broken and golden, at Hobby Lobby.
sure it wasn’t want to be broken, and what probably happened is that someone said, “Do these keys come from?” and then tried it. Not that I’ve done to me.
not really a gold person, so I decided to brighten up this key art with some paint and Mod-hodgepodge. Here’s how I got my key portrait.
Colorful key wall art
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Sad wall art
Mod patchwork fabric
Mod hodgepodge of Clear acrylic Sealer – Shine
FolkArt acrylic paint – Jamaican Sea, Ocean Cruise, Calypso sky, titanium White (optional)
Apple Barrel acrylic paint – Pool Blue, Cool Blue, Regency Blue
fabric, A coordinating piece to the covering of your background,
brush, one small and one medium
art Start with a fun piece of wall. It can be broken. Or not.
Take the goods. I had to pry slowly to break so that is my key. Patience is a virtue, my friends. Remove the back of the portrait from the frame.
White Sand to the bottom of the background (if you need to) and then paint it titanium. My background was dark, so it was necessary to paint them a lighter color so that the background doesn’t show. It is, in any case, if the background is dark and the fabric is’t thick. Let dry.
Make sure your fabric is washed, dried and ironed. Prepare the fabric with Mod patchwork fabric – this means that the fabric face down on a non-stick surface and apply a medium layer of Mod-smorgasbord.
Let them dry. You can now cut the fabric without fraying, and it’s better to apply to a finished surface because it won’t wrinkle.
Here, I’m the application of Mod smorgasbord on the back piece. Apply a medium layer and then lay the fabric down – smooth, supple, and smooth!
you will Push out all air bubbles and wipe off any excess Mod hodgepodge that comes out of the sides. Let it air dry. Once the fabric is dried on the back piece, give the top another layer of Mod-hodgepodge. Let dry.
Paint the frame with Jamaican sea. I used the tiny brush and there were several layers. It went surprisingly well, and I really enjoyed the painting. Verycathartic.br>TIP ALERT: So what am I doing in the photo above? It’s a technique I’d like to share with you. I’ve to put the frame over the background, the key again, and then laid some paint chips to figure out what colors I wanted to paint my buttons and in what order.
SET of COLOR CHIPS for their colors now, if you don’t you – and even if you just brush strokes in a notebook.
It will help immensely if you color palettes or try NOT to play something, because the colors look in the bottle when dry. I’s done preaching now.
Paint your keys with your colors. It’s going to take several layers, but it’s fun.
Don’t forget to use your small brush to paint into the small grooves and holes.
Glue the buttons down with craft glue. Allow your DIY wall art to dry and then give the key-portrait with multiple layers of Mod-hodgepodge Gloss sealer. It shines, and then it’s chip-proof.
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