Pam Edwards
Pam Edwards
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  • Columbus, IN

Backyard Fence Art


Saw some inspiration online and decided to try my hand at it. Sure brightens up the back yard!
I bought red, yellow and green paint. They didn't have ready made orange, so I had to mix the red and yellow. The whole thing took a little under 4 hours.
I found that the darker colors should go on first, and after they dry, lighter colors can be applied.
I had some brown, black and white paint already and used them for detailing the buds, and the black centers.
Little yellow dots on the black centers really popped the poppies. Don't use your best brushes, if your fence is anything like mine, it's a rough surface and it's hard on them.
I'm contemplating adding more. Would you?

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3 of 23 questions
  • Paulette
    on Jul 28, 2017

    Inspired? Will you try this project?
    p
  • Ggb9536187
    on Jul 28, 2017

    Did any paint get on the othe side of fence?
    • Pam Edwards
      on Aug 26, 2017

      My neighbor wouldn't mind if it did....but it didn't. He hangs tools on the other side of the fence. It's also behind his huge garage and he doesn't even see it anyway, except when he mows.
  • Happy Days Hometalker
    on Jan 10, 2019

    I sure do like it, only problem I have very little artistic talent, my flowers would end up looking like we have a pre-school, does anyone know of where to buy large decals that may work? We just moved into our " retirement " home and the back yard looks extremely boring.

    • E
      on Feb 13, 2019

      Yes! Go all across you did a wonderful job! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Joanie
    on May 13, 2018

    You need us.......You are an artist.......Keep goin' girl, it will be beautiful, as it is already!!

  • GrannyL
    on Mar 6, 2019

    Yes !! Got a new back fence last year and it looks so boring. You have given me ideas. Hope I get to paint mine. You did a beautiful job.

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