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….
It’s really pretty simple. Promise.
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 sand paper 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 afterwards.
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 small, thin artist’s brush (I think they are called script liners) helps to get the fine lines like you see above. (and a light hand too ;) )
Watering down the paint is also very important when doing the lettering.
From start to finish….a fairly easy home decor project anyone can do.
Not quite as simple as with the Silhouette Cameo I just posted about on Monday…but still fairly simple. ;)
Hope you’ll give it a try! :)
I’ll be back later this week with a fun “before and after” post. I don’t know about you but those are always my favorites.
I’ll be sharing my Foyer when we moved in, after we started working on it…and how it looks now.
See you then!