Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Thought I'd share a little project I finished up today. My hope is that one day, many, many years from now, I will have lots of fun home made decorations to bring out at each holiday. No time like the present to begin.
I found some old discarded wood this week and gathered it up because it was worn and had great texture.
I took it home and slapped on a few coats of paint that I had left over from other projects. First a layer of white and then a layer of bright red.
Next, I printed a few Valentine type phrases that I found on the internet and taped the paper to my wood. You'll notice that nothing about this project was measured or precise and that my words are a little off center and crooked. No matter; I like it that way.
Okay, now it's a little hard to see in this shot, but I traced over the outline of the letters with a pencil (pressing down firmly) and it left an indentation in the wood that was easy to see in the right light.
Now I was ready to pull the paper off and paint in the letters.
I totally cheated with a paint pen on the skinny ones. It would have made me nuts to try that with a paint brush.
All done, but a little too 'shiny and new' for my taste.
So I dug up some sand paper and went to town. I distressed the whole board, but went heavier on the edges that the words.
Here are the two little signs I finished up today. I love how they came out.
Happy Valentine's Day y'all!