Make at Made Featuring Whole Grain Flair

Last night marked another amAZing #MakeatMADE workshop. The attendees got to learn hands on from artist, Lora Barnhiser, of Whole Grain Flair.

The workshop started off with background on how Whole Grain Flair started. Next, the workshop attendees got to pick out their very own wood "misfit." Now what's a misfit you might ask? Lora gave us the scoop on how that term came about. She gets her wood from a local furniture shop that throws out their extra pieces or scraps. From there, Lora scoops them up and turns them into beautiful pieces of art.

Whole Grain Flair, Lora

After tracing the Arizona state outline onto the wood misfit, the next step was to use the wood burning tool to make trace the outline as well as any outlines of the wood grain. This was a fun and challenging step in the process.

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Next, the workshop attendees created their color palettes and began to paint the piece of wood. There were so many beautiful color combinations to choose from! Everyone's looked unique.

make at made workshop

After the finishing touches of paint were applied, the last step was to put a gloss over it to give it that finished look and shine!

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Bummed you missed this amAZing workshop? We've got plenty more fun activities lined up for fall, so make sure to visit our workshop section.

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Team Be You