Initial Scallop Art

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This scallop art isn’t necessarily tot related, but it’s going in Buddy’s big boy room so I thought I’d share. I’ve been trying to find cheap artwork to make for a gallery wall over the dresser, and I found¬†this on a blog and thought it could look like waves. Since his room will be nautical I though it would be cute to do it in shades of blue. The instructions on the above mentioned blog are very detailed, but I kind of winged it and it was very simple, although not perfect. You just need a few basic supplies. I used color cardstock from the craft store, Mod Podge, a foam brush, and the backing and frame that I found at Goodwill.

suppliesI used 1 1/2 inch circle puncher. It was a nice size for the overall project. You could measure some lines to help guide you, but I just eye balled it. I did mess up the bottom part. I should have put the circles halfway down at the bottom of the page. Oops. I used a little white acrylic paint to fill in that part since the backing was off-white.

scallops in processYou can see some of the Mod Podge got on a few pieces. It wasn’t noticeable on the white and light blue, but you could see it a bit on the navy.

completed scallop artI was pretty happy with how it turned out, but thought it was a little plain so I added Buddy’s first initial to it.

art with initialIt’s not perfect by any means, but the flaws aren’t too obvious. The initial also helps to distract from the little bit of Mod Podge that dried on some of the navy circles. It only took me about an hour and cost about $5. You could easily do it with an older child or let a young one punch out the circles.