Rustic Wall Hangings

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Project by robbinscabin posted 09-06-2011 04:35 PM 4441 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I may soon start attending festivals and outdoor shows as a vendor! Which has me frantically searching the internet, books, and local shops for inspiration. I love my doors but I feel I need more variety for a “booth”. So, I’ve started my diversification with some rustic wall hangings.

All of these projects were made using scraps. The first one I call “Summer Breeze”. The dandilion was so much fun to carve. The boards were brand new and needed a bit of roughing up to get that rustic look I so like. During my frantic internet search I came across tips on how to acheive the look by wetting the boards with water before applying dark walnut stain. Most of the stain wipes off easily leaving the dark color only in the distressed areas. I also dry brushed a bit of blue gray over the top to add a bit more color.

The Second piece is Apples. I used a scrap piece of plywood for this project…distressing the board with the same technique and applying Green Apple paint overtop. The Apple, branch, and word are all carved and painted…the leaves are dehydrated apple leaves. I thought real leaves added a bit more personality to the piece.

The last picture is two seperate smaller carvings. I’m hoping these will appeal to the fisherman that we get during Salmon season here. My hubby assures me that they will…but I’m just not that sure! They’re FISHING FLIES!!! Who would want that on their wall? LOL. Still it’s scrap wood and I got to do some new carving so…even if it doesn’t sell I had fun making them. I left the boards distressed without an overlay of paint…I thought the carved and painted flies should be the focus of the color.

As always, advice and opinions greatly appreciated!

-- Robbinscabin,

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#1 posted 09-06-2011 04:54 PM

Great looking goodies !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 09-06-2011 06:06 PM

Thanks Dusty! Have a lot left to do…

-- Robbinscabin,

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#3 posted 09-07-2011 02:17 AM

These are just lovely and the colors are so pleasant.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#4 posted 09-07-2011 02:23 AM

Thanks Brandon! They were fun carvings…a bit different from what I’m used to.

-- Robbinscabin,

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#5 posted 09-09-2011 06:13 AM

Wow, That dandelion has the “IT”. Very nice.

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#6 posted 09-09-2011 05:38 PM

I like it too…but the men around here (hubby, dad, son, etc) seem to think that I’ve wasted my time carving a weed! ~~We shall see!

-- Robbinscabin,

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