Okay, this project idea happened on accident. Aged Burlap??? why not!
I was working in the workshop on two projects and splashed my aging vinegar on the burlap for another project, hum!
Idea forming! 😉
That can be frightening…but not this time.
I cut a rectangle of burlap. Which is not an easy task. Have you tried to cut burlap straight?
One tip is to pull out a string and then cut, as in my little drawing above:)
Next, I made a cup of tea using a regular tea bag. Then started “painting” the burlap with the tea. I left it to dry and started another project.
Hope I don’t get tea all over the next project!
After the tea dried, I grab a jar of ironed vinegar. If you don’t know what ironed vinegar is, click on over to this old wood.
The ironed vinegar gave the burlap a grayed color instead of just the “tea dyed” look.
I grabbed a thrift store frame, and the next step I’m not sure I should have done.
I painted it creamy white.
But anyway, onward. It’s only paint!
I covered the cardboard backing with old book pages and mod podge. Some pages are upside down, but that’s okay. I also added five numbers from the chapters of the book. See if you can find them all in the photo above:)
Next, I printed out a large 3. Laid it under the aged burlap and painted the large 3 using antique white craft paint. The photo above is the back side where I painted a bit of mod podge as a glue.
Now I have aged burlap art!
If I wanted a larger piece of aged burlap, I think I would use a galvanized tub and dip the burlap.
What do you think? Should I remove the white paint from the frame?
Sometimes it pays to be messy!!!
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