FLY! SING! SOAR! Coat Rack

FLY! SING! SOAR! Coat Rack

Designed by Marie Browning for Walnut Hollow®

Our friend, Marie Browning, is back again to share another creative piece of artwork. She used a new item from Walnut Hollow, a Basswood Country Plank – 23″. It is so fun to open Marie’s shipping boxes when we know one of her projects is inside! This time was no exception.

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This country coat rack is as functional as it is decorative! Perfect for a country decor entranceway or cabin. Simple stamping and decoupage techniques will have you creating and using this piece all in one day.

Supplies:

  • Walnut Hollow #39751  Basswood Country Plank – 23″
  • Decorative cardstock – black and white patterned
  • Black permanent dye inkpad
  • Clean, dry stencil brush
  • 1” high alphabet stamps (alternately you can use an alphabet stencil)
  • Decoupage medium – matte finish
  • 4 small hooks, antique copper finish
  • Pencil, ruler and white eraser

Prepare the plank and add the words

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Add any hanging hardware to the back of the plaque before decorating.

Apply a coat of decoupage medium to the plank surface, including the bark edge. let dry completely.

With the pencil and ruler, mark on your guidelines for the lettering and line the birds will sit on.

Stamp or stencil on the lettering. Use the permanent black pen to draw in the line at the bottom of the plank. Remove any pencil lines using the white eraser.

Decoupage on Bird Silhouettes

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Use the bird patterns and cut out the birds from the decorative paper. Distress all the edges on the bird using the black ink pad and a stencil brush. Decoupage the birds in place using the decoupage medium. When dry, apply a finishing coat of the decoupage medium over the entire surface and edges. Let dry completely.

Finishing

Add the hooks along the line, and in-between the birds.  You are now ready to hang up and use your coat rack!

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