I have been doing some signs, I have found other blogs doing them and thought why not give them a try.
Here is my result.
Let me tell you how I got to this point. This piece of wood was at the shop where I volunteer. It was old and dusty. I painted it with Annie Sloans Old White Chalk paint.
I made the sign on my computer in Print Shop, old school I know. Printed it out and taped it together where needed. Then I placed it on the board and taped the pages down.
I then used Graphite Paper to transfer the pattern to the board. I have mentioned this product before and it is VERY helpful in transferring any pattern you may have. You can purchase it at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. I have seen it in the Art dept.
You slip this paper under your pattern dark side down and trace over your pattern.
I used a red pen because then I can see where I have been.
Pull the pattern up and there it is right on the board.
Now comes the fun part. Which is hand painting by filling in the letters. ;)
Here is what that looks like, I know I am going to distress this so the painting does not have to be perfect.
On to the distressing. I used 120 grit sandpaper and lightly went over the whole thing, heavier in some areas for a more weathered look. I then used a brown glaze and wiped it over the whole project then quickly wiped it off again.
This is what it looked like inside probably a more accurate depiction of the colors of the piece.
I just had to sit it outside by my only lovely blooming plants and take a picture..Have we mentioned how hot it is here in Atlanta with no rain?
Hope you like it, it is now for sale at Treasures Upscale Resale Consignment Shop .
Have a great week everyone,