Make your very own, beach, sun, sand sign! So simple, follow along below for the full tutorial.
I hope you are all having a great week so far. I just got back from the Haven Blogger’s Conference I attended in Atlanta this past weekend.
It was so great to finally meet …in real life…some of the friends I have made through blogging in the almost 2 years that I’ve been writing here!
I plan to do a little wrap-up post and share some of my experience and photos with you all here. :) (if you read other blogs like mine, you might even recognize some of the faces!)
Today I’m sharing this DIY “Beach, Sun & Sand” sign I made for a friend last month…out of this…
…and turned into this.
It’s really pretty simple. Promise.
DIY Beach Sun Sand Sign
I found a decorative wood shelf at the thrift store and removed the upper decorate part leaving a plain board. (the “shelf” part)
Perfect for a sign.
Next, I painted the board with Chalk Paint (in a mix I made with Aubusson Blue, a lighter version)
Then I applied a coat of Pure White over that. (I don’t have a photo of that, sorry!)
I heavily distressed it with sandpaper to bring the blue through all over and created this graphic to go on the board.
I usually sand a little before adding lettering, if I’m going to do heavy distressing, so I won’t ‘erase’ all the lettering sanding the board afterward.
After the print was transferred I hand-painted in the lettering with the same blue I used as the base color (the Aubusson Blue mix).
Up close detail…
It’s basically like coloring in the lines or coloring over what is transferred there.
A script liner brush helps to get the fine lines like you to see above. (and a light hand too ;) )
Watering down the paint is also very important when doing the lettering.
PIN it to save it!
Hope you’ll give it a try! :)
I’ll be back later this week with another fun sign, out of this.
UPDATE!!! See it now, here!
See you then!
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