Statue of Liberty Pledge Art

I have joined up with more than 30 AMAZING bloggers to tackle the challenge of creating a patriotic project or recipe without using the traditional red, white and blue color scheme! How fun is that?! Starting two weeks ago and running through July 4th, more than 30 projects will be shared on some of the most awesome blogs around. I can’t wait to see all of the inspirational projects and hope YOU will find some inspiration as well.

For my project, I started off with a brainstorm of things that were distinctly American. One of my favorites is the Statue of Liberty, so I picked her for this challenge.

I started off with a 10″ x 20″ board that I had the hardware store cut for me. If you just need a couple cuts, sometimes it is faster to have them do it than to drag out the tools! I hand sanded the edges to round them off, then added a few coats of watered down cream paint. My goal was to make sure the wood grain was still visible.

DIY Patriotic  Art - Bronze Statue of Liberty + The Pledge!Next, I downloaded a Statue of Liberty image from the Silhouette store to use as a stencil. Once I had my image, my brilliant husband suggested that I add words or a quote to the background.

I played with a design in the Silhouette software and figured how to make the ending of the Pledge of Allegiance wrap around Lady Liberty! The font I used was AR Bonnie – the same one I used for my libations party bucket!

This project was the first time I’ve ever truly needed the larger Cameo model cutter instead of my Portrait. Because the Portrait can’t cut 10″ wide, we had to piece the vinyl stencil together. It still worked, but took a LOT longer than it could have.

DIY Patriotic  Art - Bronze Statue of Liberty + The Pledge!Once the stencil was secure, I used  RUST-OLEUM Universal Metallic spray paint in Flat Burnished Amber. To make sure all my lines stayed really crisp I did several VERY light coats. The trigger on the RUST-OLEUM Universal line makes it so easy to get even coverage in light coats.

Tutorial: Using a Silhouette to make a  painted wood signOnce I got the coverage level I wanted, it was time to peel up the stencil. I only waited a few minutes after my last coat.

DIY Patriotic  Art - Bronze Statue of Liberty + The Pledge!I was so relieved the borders were so clean! No touch ups needed!

DIY Patriotic  Art - Bronze Statue of Liberty + The Pledge!I couldn’t be happier with the way this project turned out. And it just happens to look awesome in my new slightly mod dining room!

DIY Patriotic  Art - Bronze Statue of Liberty + The Pledge!When I signed up for this NO red, white, or blue hop, I was pretty nervous. But now I am glad I accepted the challenge! It was a ton of fun and now I’ve got a piece of patriotic art that I could even leave displayed all year round.

DIY Patriotic  Art - Bronze Statue of Liberty + The Pledge!

Now, before you head out, be sure to check out the AMAZING projects that were shared the last three weeks AND be sure to enter for your chance to win a $310 Target Gift Card by using the Rafflecopter at the end of the post!

Patriotic Projects without the traditional colors!

 

  1. Patriotic Vignette by House by Hoff
  2. 4th of July Party Printables by The Blissful Be
  3. Statue of Liberty Pledge Art by A Prudent Life
  4. Star Spangled Entry by Finding Silver Pennies
  5. Stars & Stripes Tea Party by My Creative Days
  6. 4th of July Subway Art by Just a Girl and Her Blog
  7. Canadian Map Art by Inspire Me Heather
  8. Star Spangled Door Decor by 3 Little Greenwoods
  9. Patriotic Mason Jars and Free Printable by Place of My Taste
  10. Neutral Pallet Flag by View From the Fridge

Patriotic SBH Week 2 Collage

  1. USA String Art by Sypsie Designs
  2. Lady Liberty Art by Delineate Your Dwelling
  3. Planked American Flag by Maison de Pax
  4. Fireworks Drink Stirrers by Homey Oh My!
  5. Mounted Declaration of Independence by Everyday Enchanting
  6. Land of the Free Because of the Brave Printable by Black and White Obsession
  7. Fireworks Table Runner by One Krieger Chick
  8. Chalkboard Bunting by The Dolen Diaries
  9. Vintage USA Framed Art by Made to Be a Momma
  10. Let Freedom Ring Utensil Caddy by Tiny Sidekick
  11. Wood Slice Canadiana Coasters

MUST PIN!  Amazing patriotic project ideas that DON'T use the traditional colors!  Very creative!  1. USA Map by Paper & Fox
2. Let Freedom Ring Gold Art by Life on Virginia Street
3. Wood Shim Flag by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body
4. Corrugated Metal Star Art by Addicted 2 DIY
5. Neutral Nautical Pallet Flag by Southern State of Mind

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Looking for more Silhouette projects? Here are my favorites!

  • DIY Patriotic Art - Bronze Statue of Liberty + The Pledge!
    Liberty Art
  • This is a great idea - make a wall mounted lint bin next to the dryer!
    Lint Bin
  • Save time and money with a DIY meal planning board - full tutorial!
    DIY Menu Board
  • Party Bucket

For even more inspiration, make sure you are following my Silhouette Pinterest board!
Follow A Prudent Life’s board Silhouette Project Ideas on Pinterest.

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Comments

  1. 3

    says

    Such a great idea! I love having the statue of liberty as part of the decor. Never thought of that before. Glad I found your post through the Take a Look Tuesday Link party.

  2. 5

    says

    Melissa, this is beautiful! The colors are so great, but I love that they are neutral enough to keep it out year-round. Your lines are super crisp! I never would have thought to use spray paint to get them like that.

  3. 9

    says

    What a lovely project Melissa!! Super impressed with how clean the lines were when you went to peel everything off!

    I really love how this challenge helped us really create year-round pieces!!

    • 10

      Melissa George says

      Thank you Trisha! I was hoping for crisp lines, but have to admit I was impressed with how crisp they actually came out as well!

    • 12

      Melissa George says

      Thank you Pam! I never would have thought of it without the hop. It’s so nice when other people inspire you outside your comfort zone!

  4. 17

    says

    That is great! I have cricut, so this inspired me to use it to cut stencils for projects. I can’t wait to try…thanks for the good idea.

    • 18

      Melissa George says

      Thank you Leslie! Definitely try some dollar store contact paper instead of buying stencil paper. It worked perfectly!

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