Monday, July 1, 2013

Lady Liberty

I love Americana all year long.  I have one room with vintage red, white and blue things hanging around. 

 I plan to add these two plaques with Lady Liberty and "My Country, Tis To Thee".

I found two wooden plaques and Mod Podged strips of red and white tissue to them in an abstract design.   Two coats of Mod Podge on top sealed them

The backs were painted blue.

 I found an image of the hymn "My Country" over at Knick of Time.  To get your own image go over to Angie's here. She has great antique and vintage images each week.

 Thanks, Angie!

I printed off a couple in their full size.  Then I trimmed them to fit the plaques.

The Lady Liberty image was found at The Graphics Fairy.

Again I had to trim the image to fit the plaques.

The images were Mod Podged on and sealed with two coats.

I used Distress Ink to age each one.

Here one is aged and the other is plain.

The plain one was fine, but I just love an old patina!

 At first I was planning to attach a wire loop for hanging on the wall, but I found this easel hanging around doing nothing and knew it had a brother somewhere so I placed the plaques on the easels.

This is the country-shaped one.

Here is the flag-shaped one.

I think I like them better on the easels - they can go anywhere there might be a flat surface.

That may be a problem around here!

Have a happy Fourth!

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  1. Those turned out great Donna. Your creativity amazes me...:) Do you always have a vision for a project or just get started and see it as you work? I love them both! I'm going over to visit Angie now....:)

    Blessings, Vicky

  2. She's adorable! I love those vintage graphics on absolutely anything!

  3. Hi Donna, great projects!!!
    Happy 4th of July,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  4. What fabulous creations! I love a bit of Americana all year round, too! Hugs!

  5. Oh I love these! How big are they and where did you find the plaques? I'm pinning this to my patriotic board for next year.

  6. What a clever idea Donna and so patriotic. I prefer the aged look also. Hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July celebration.

  7. How creative!! Love them both :)

  8. I love the shapes of these and the colours you used, and the distressing looks fabulous!

  9. You always know just what to do with your finds girl! I didn't even get out my 4th of July stuff this year!

  10. So creative ... love that you distressed them. I need to find out more about that distressing ink.
    Have a happy 4th.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  11. Those are really fun- love the vintagey effect!

  12. These are terrific - love the mod podged tissue!

  13. How fortunate you stumbled upon those wood pieces. You had a great vision for them. Great works of art for those who want to display their love of country!

  14. How fabulous Donna!!!
    A very happy 4th of July to you my friend!


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