“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” Vincent Van Gogh
Creating some more rust this week using acrylic paint. I scored several large (circular) letters for just a $1.00 each at a recent sale. I knew right away, I wanted to paint the “X” and “O” I got and add them to a gallery wall for my home. Since, I plan on keeping them up all year long, I did not want them to be red or pink. I loved the rusty look of the frame I shared (seen HERE) and thought that would fit perfectly with our farm house style. Plus, rust always reminds me of true treasures found in Matthew 6.
I started out with black acrylic paint to give the letters an overall base color. However, it is all about layering so you could use brown, rusty orange or dark grey.Then, I added rusty orange with a little bit of sand in the mix. After it dried, I went over it with a grey (as you can see I left some of the orange color showing).I kept on adding different layers of color (leaving areas of the other colors visible each time I added a layer) until I liked the overall look. For this rusty project, I used a little bit of green and silver too. A closer look to see the rusty details. ♥
I’m still working on my gallery wall, so expect to see some photos of it in the near future…and more rusty projects! 🙂 Not sure if this is what Van Gogh had in mind, but I thought the fun design that formed on the drop cloth (paper) from painting these letters looks pretty cool. What do you think?
XO Michelle ♥
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