Thursday, March 15, 2012

diy baseball scoreboard artwork tutorial


this project is waaayyy easier than you may think.


you’re going to smudge and smush and fingerpaint your way to an awesome piece of artwork—perfect for a little boy’s room (or a big boy’s room!)



also, a helper.


my mdf board was a leftover piece snagged from the in-laws. it was roughly primed and even had some pencil lines (as you can see in the above photo). i used it as-is. if you have an unprimed board that’s your first step.

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***if you have a cricut or silhouette or grasshopper or whatever then obviously this would be much easier. but here at the googiehaus we kick it old-school.

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let this dry, and move on…
(jo-ann craft essentials in , apple barrel in bright yellow) IMG_9668_8910 IMG_9669_8911 IMG_9673_8913 IMG_9674_8914 IMG_9675_8915














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the last thing i did was take a paper towel and rub different spots. because the paint was not completely dry it acted like light sandpaper, peeling and wearing down different spots.

once it was completely dry i painted all the edges black and used heavy duty screw in eyehooks on the top. it was a kit from walmart that came with the eyehooks, wire, nail and hanging bracket for like $1.50. because this is MDF you don’t want to skimp on the hardware—it’s heavy!

hang it up…



and make a little boy happy! 
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