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DIY Botanical Wall Art | How to

DIY Botanical Wall Art | How to


Hey guys we’re Evan and Katelyn, and today
we’re making layered botanical wall art. We made a custom design using images from
Storyblocks and we’re layering it between four different sheets of acrylic to give it
some depth. For this project, you’ll need: acrylic sheets,
transparent prints, wood trim, some hardware, an acrylic cutter if you’re cheap like us,
a saw, and a drill. We’ll link to everything below. It was less expensive to get big acrylic sheets
and cut them down than to buy the size we needed. “Y’all doing all right there?” “Yeah” “We’re good, thank you!” We found a piece of walnut trim in the scrap
bin at our hardwood store but you could use any thin piece of wood. And of course the key ingredient to this is
the botanical art. Storyblocks has the largest unlimited download
library of stock images and the thing I get most excited about is the unlimited part. I downloaded probably 50 different photos
of leaves and flowers to play around with and there’s no way I would have done that
if I had to pay for each one individually like you do on most stock sites. They have over 400,000 images to choose from
so if you wanna tackle this project or have something else in mind, we’re giving away
7 free days of Storyblocks so go crazy y’all, just click on the link in the description
box below to get started. So step 1: figuring out how to cut this acrylic
sheet perfectly in half. And it has to be perfect, otherwise our edges
are gonna be mismatched. To get a really fine point, instead of marking
it lets use this exacto knife. One thing you might notice, for you sharp
eyed viewers out there – that sounds weird. I offset this to the line by half of its thickness
because the blade scores in the middle, not at the edge. I think it’s time. You ready? Oh! That’s awesome! Oh my gosh! Moment of truth. Ohhhhh. Wait you didn’t even check. Ohhhhhh, ohhhhhh. Now it’s time to put wood on these to make
them fancy. We’re gonna use it to make top and bottom
borders. It’ll give us something to add hanging hardware
to. We’re gonna clamp everything together and
drill it all at once. You wanna countersink? Sure. So we don’t know how we wanna hang this yet,
a rope, a wire, or if we just wanna stick it on a nail, so we’re putting all of the
hardware on the back and we’ll figure it out. Modularity! Synergy! Quick shoutout to our awesome Patreon supporters. We seriously couldn’t do this without you
guys. And if anyone else wants to help us make more
videos you can check out our Patreon page. Thanks! Keep the acrylic sheets lined up the way you
drilled them to make assembling easier. And watch out for the little dusty bits that
wanna get in between them. Oh man, that looks nice! Oh my gosh. We really, really really really like how this
turned out. It took us about 4 hours including filming,
if you didn’t have to cut the acrylic or anything like that you could probably get it done in
maybe an hour. How much do you think this cost us? Wood: 10 dollars. Acrylic, 20 dollars. Hardware: 3 dollars. Transparencies, 4 or 5. So, math. Under 40 bucks. If I saw this at a store, I would think it’s
way more. Not to pat ourselves on the back or anything. We actually have another set of 4 acrylic
pieces, so we’re gonna do one more of these, so if you guys have any ideas of what we should
put inside of it, maybe art that Katelyn should make, I’m just volunteering her, she didn’t
know I was doing this until right now. But if you guys have any ideas let us know
and we’ll post that on our instagram (@evanandkatelyn) and our twitter. Yeah, good idea. Bye! Hey guys, we’re Evan and Katelyn. Hey guys! Hey guys! Hahaha! Like the bursts of a mad man! Hey guys we’re Evan and Katelyn, and today
we’re using images… But what are we making? You sure you wanna do the first line? So much pressure! Hey guys we’re Evan and Katelyn, hahaha, hey
guys, it’s like a punch in the face with your expression. Hey guys! Hahaha I just got the giggles. I just keep thinking you’re gonna go, bah!

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