Welcome to the Clearsnap and Walnut Hollow blog hop today!!!I love both of these companies with their quality, “Made in America” products, and I'm super excited to be working with them both on this hop today. I'm sharing a child artwork display pallet.

I received product from Walnut Hollow and Clearsnap to create this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

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When your kids are little, they bring home tons of artwork and assignments from school. I don't know how the tradition was started of putting schoolwork and art on the refrigerator but whenever we have tried that, ketchup and other goo gets all over the art, basically ruining it. What a bummer! When I saw this wood pallet on the Walnut Hollow website, I knew it would be perfect for a child artwork display! 

Kids Art Pallet Collage - by Jennifer Priest

Katie and Matthew picked these colors and I decided I wanted to have a fun-artsy-haphazard look to this piece. I am going to hang it in Matthew's room which is very beige – it needs color! I chose to gesso every other plank on the pallet because the ink will react differently on the gesso than it does on the wood. After letting the gesso dry, I sprayed every other plank, the wooden planks, with ColorBox Sprays! and ColorBox Spritzers spray inks.

2014-09 Child Art Display Pallet - Blank 2

I then used ColorBox Art Screens with more of the spray inks and ColorBoxCrafter's ink to apply patterns to the gessoed planks. After letting everything is dry, I sanded the planks to give them a fun, rustic look. I used screws to attach some bulldog clips to the pallet. Now its ready to hang on the wall and display art on!

Check out this video to see how I made this project from start to finish:

Here are all the supplies you need to make this project (amazon links are affiliate links for your convenience):

You can use any colors you like to create this project. Another idea might be to stamp vintage images in black on the wood, seal it, and then attach smaller bullnose clips to make the pallet into a photo display. You can also display it more in the portrait or landscape positions for different effects.

 

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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