I haven't forgotten to tell you about a few more details!
While in my parent's garage cutting trim, I noticed a bucket of the leftover trim pieces the contractors had left behind. I knew instantly they needed to be used, for what other than wall art?... so I went to work!
I took them outside and used things I found in the backyard as my design.
I started by tracing some leaves, sticks, and rocks, onto some paper, then cutting them out. I taped them onto the blocks and spray painted.
However, I noticed that when I took them off, the spray paint "mist" had gotten underneath the paper, except for where the tape was. So there were very distinct little squares were the tape had been. To help remedy it, I tried applying "mist" to the other white parts without completely spraying the board. It mostly did the trick.
My favorite is, of course, the center one. I got lucky and found the most lovely piece of driftwood in the stream. I thought I would have to screw it onto the board from behind, but using 2 nails works sufficiently and that baby ain't goin' no where (excuse my grammar).
To finish them off, I attached picture hangers to the back...
Hang them however makes ya happy, and you're done! I'm excited to try this in other capacities and use more varied materials. Get your brain wheels goin'... you can think of anything! Do it do it. :)