The owner of the shop that I am putting a few pieces in asked me to paint a large frame she had. The frame had a large landscape oil painting in it. I immediately knew it would be cool as some type of "made in Michigan" sign for her shop of all Michigan artists . She loved the idea.
I grabbed a Michigan map from a local rest stop. I cut the state out and inked the map to age it.
I added vinyl letters on the canvas and spray painted over the whole canvas. While the vinyl was still on I also painted and distressed the frame. I also added a light wash of black glaze.
After it dried, I removed the vinyl letters. The resulting letters almost look like camouflage from the natural image underneath. I mod-podged the map on top. Lastly, I added a thin layer of tea stain glaze to blend it all together and hide the mod podge strokes.
I can't wait to see this in the shop! May 1st is the grand opening!
Got any map art or furniture? I'd love to see it!