Of all the DIY techniques I’ve mastered over the years, hand painting might be my favourite one, even when it’s simple. That’s why I’ve been thinking about ways to use my holiday crafting as an opportunity to do a little more painting! Since my home has a slightly rustic aesthetic to it, I decided to make some pretty winter art using my hand painting skills and wood. The result was so pretty that I decided to recreate the process and document is so other people might follow along and make their own version too!
Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- A ruler
- Paint (brown and white)
- Two paintbrushes (one flat and one pointed)
- A paint sponge
- A square piece of particle wood
- A pencil
- Hot glue
Gather your materials!
Dip your paint sponge in water and wet the entire surface of your wooden board.
Re-wet your sponge and then apply brown paint, watering down its opacity. Spread it thinly but evenly across the entire surface of your board so it looks more like a stain than paint.