Monday, June 27, 2016

Rope Octopus Wall Art

Happy Monday!
Today's craft is perfect for any under the sea themed room in the house!



 


Supplies:
wooden pallet with the slats close together
thin coconut rope
scissors
pencil and eraser
thin round nylon brush
wide nylon or bristle brush 
cup of water and paper towel
hot glue gun/glue sticks 
Americana acrylic paint in the colors Cocoa Bean and Waterfront







First, paint your entire pallet with the Waterfront Americana paint using your wide brush. Rinse your brush in the cup of water and dry with the paper towel. Let pallet dry for at least 30 minutes. 



 
 


Then with a pencil and eraser, sketch out the general shape of an octopus.






Then take your coconut rope and start hot gluing it to your pencil lines, being careful not to use too much glue or else you'll be able to see it. Cut the rope along the way if you come across any points where the octopus arms intersect.






Take your time and glue the rope a little at a time, so the placement and bond is exactly how you want it to be.






And lastly, take your thin nylon brush and paint the Cocoa Bean color all around the outside of your octopus, making sure to get all the tiny corners.
So adorable!!!



 Bethany @ Enchanted Lake

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