Saturday, June 13, 2020

Red, White, And Boho Star

Here's a twist on the typical stars & stripes decor.
For something a little different I added a touch of Boho style.

I started with a wooden star cutout from Signopoly
The grooves make it easy to paint & add design.
I painted the entire star with the color, Fluff, from the Dixie Belle Paint Compnay. Then I painted every other stripe with the color Honky Tonk.
For the Boho detail, I used the Caravans decor transfer from Re*design With Prima. The transfer works best if the paint has had plenty of time to dry. So I waited overnight before adding the transfer.
I made a template, then cut the transfer to fit the remaining sections of the star.

I used the applicator tool that comes
with the transfer to rub the design onto the star.
I pressed the applicator tool down into the grooves to push the transfer into them so I wouldn't lose that detail.


To finish off the star and accentuate the grooves in the wood, I added wax. On the painted stripes, I first added clear wax. This makes the dark wax easy to manipulate and not be too hard to lighten on the matte finish of the paint. I didn't worry about the clear wax getting into the grooves because I wanted them to be dark. The area with the transfer didn't need it because it is a slick surface.
Then I added black wax down into the grooves in the wood, & also in the grooves of the transfer, & along the edges of the star, then wiped them back to smooth out the wax & give it a softer appearance.



Red, white, & Boho!

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7 comments:

  1. Very nice patriotic boho star idea, Virginia...and I'm Canadian!

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  2. Great idea! I love the star!

    Tee

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  3. Love the twist boho on your star! Gorgeous!

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  4. Great project and very easy to follow tutorial!

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  5. Gorgeous! What a spectacular star! Featuring when my party opens up tonight!

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  6. Love the prima transfer . You really did a great job. Thx for posting at Funtastic Friday.

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  7. Looks nice, I like it! Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 20 for All Things American (red, white, and blue), open until July 25. All party entries shared if social media buttons installed.

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