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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Guest Post: Pamela from PBJ Stories



Pamela of PBJstories
I’m Pamela, of PBJstories.com where you’ll find lots of DIY’s and tutorials for projects I do around my house.  I am so excited to be here with you all on A Glimpse Inside and would LOVE it if you’d check out what I do over at PBJstories.com and follow me on Facebook too!
I am in the middle of redoing my son’s room little by little and recently made this new graffiti wall art to go above his bed.  I’m really looking to bring in a lot more fun colors into his room and love the abstract feel this brings in too!

It’s super easy to do and I’m excited to share the tutorial you with all!

Mod podge, graffiti wall art, boys bedroom

What you’ll need:
Poster of choice
Wood ( I used 5 - 5” wide poplar boards that were 4’ long cut down to 24” pieces)
Mod Podge
Soft brush
Nails/Screws
Ruler
X-acto Knife
Hangers of Choice

Once my wood was cut down to size I lined them all up.
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The easiest way to adhere the poster to the wood is to use a moderate layer of Mod Podge as your adhesive.  You don’t to put too much on that it bubbles under the poster, but want enough that your poster will stay adhered to the wood. I used a soft sponge brush and just layered it across all the boards.

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Then I lined up the poster on top of the wood (print side up) and brush out any bubbles that may occur.  You want a flat finish of the poster to your wood.  I let this dry for about 20 minutes before moving on to the next step.

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Next I used my ruler and lined up at each separation of the boards, and used my X-acto knife to cut through the poster down through the cracks of the two boards.  I started at the very bottom of the poster, and worked my way upwards.

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Now I have my 9 wood boards with the adhered poster to each plank.  I wanted the wall art to have even more of an artistic abstract appeal so I staggered my boards instead of lining them up perfectly straight.  I used spare wood I had on hand to act as a consistent spacer between all the boards while I screwed them into two support beams in the back. 

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(At this point I was deciding upon the layout, once I decided on the boards being staggered I flipped them to their backs and then used the spare wood to act as a spacer, while I used two wood pieces that fit the length of the boards as the support boards).  I pre-drilled each hole, and then just used a #8-3/4” screw.

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Then just attached two D-Hook hangers and voila! My unique graffiti style wall art is ready to be hung in my son’s room.

graffiti wall art, mod podge, boys bedroom

mod podge, graffiti wall art, boys bedroom

Thanks for having me, Allison! Congratulations on your new baby and you take all the time you need with your new bundle of love!  You can check out the rest of my DIY tutorial collection here too!

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That looks fabulous! 
Thanks for sharing Pamela! 




allison

6 comments:

  1. Soooooooooooooo awesome! Great idea! Pamela is SO talented!!

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  2. Love this project! Very clever and very classy.

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  3. So fun to finally see the tutorial! Great job Pamela!

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  4. What a unique idea. Nice change for art. Thanks for sharing.

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