Lemon Twist Wall Art
Invigorate your surroundings with a twist of lemon excitement! Dramatic black-and-white wall art with pop-art dashes of color makes redecorating easy affordable and creative.
STYROFOAM Brand Foam
- Sheets, 36" x 12" x 1", two
- Yellow acrylic paint
- Cardstock-weight black/white decorative papers, 12" x 12",
- two each of two prints
- Coordinating ribbon, 1" x 5-1/2 yds.
- 1. Wax serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin. Measureand mark three 12" x 12" squares on each foam sheet; cut alonglines. (Hint: Foam may also be "cut" with tightly held length ofdental floss; stand foam on edge and firmly draw floss down through foam.)
- 2. Set aside two squares for a future project or, as an alternative,create six art panels instead of four; adjust materials accordingly.
- 3. Protect work surface with old newspapers. Working with onesheet at a time, follow manufacturer's instructions to sprayback of paper with spray adhesive. Center paper over one foamsquare and apply even pressure to secure.
- 4. Repeat Step 3 to cover all four foam squares. If desired,pin paper at corners as glue dries. Remove pins.
- 5. Cut four 50" ribbon lengths. Beginning and ending at onelower corner, glue ribbons around foam squares, allowing a bitof overlap. Pin ribbon to foam until glue dries; remove pins.(Hint: Foam is very forgiving; if paper does not exactly meetfoam edges, run edge of foam square along a tabletop, compressing foam.)
- 6. Practice paint technique on newspaper, squirting andswirling until comfortable with paint flow. When pleased with look,dribble and swirl paint onto both squares of same paper print. Let dry overnight.
- 7. Glue sawtooth hanger ends to top center back of each panel,noting desired final position of design on each square. Dipnail tips into glue and push firmly into foam through hangerholes; let dry before hanging. Wall putty may also be used to hang panels.If you enjoyed this project, look here for more inspiring ideas:[removed link][removed link][removed link]
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