creative living idea this week…
Have you ever thought of a piece of plywood becoming an unexpected work of art? I always encourage you too look at your world through different eyes as often as possible. You never know what will tell you, “Make art out of me.” I found this on Lowe’s a while back and had to try my hand at it.
With a little paint and a couple of shelves, an unassuming piece of plywood becomes art.
Select plywood that has an interesting pattern with a lot of contrasting light and dark wood.
Sand using fine-grade sandpaper.
Dilute water-based (latex or acrylic) white paint using a ratio of one part water to one part paint.
Let the pattern or grain of the plywood dictate the areas to emphasize. Paint the lighter areas of the plywood pattern with the paint/water mix.
You can apply several coats to add more contrast.
Seal it with two coats of polyurethane letting each coat dry as directed.
When completely dry, lightly sand the surface with a piece of brown paper bag to remove any rough spots or dust.
for complete instructions to attach the shelves go to Lowe’s…click here to link
I had so much fun with this technique, I use it often in my digital paintings…I also have experimented with color… see some of my work below
please leave a comment or thought or share your plywood art below…