On Island Time Sign Makeover

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Create your own “On Island Time” sign simply with scrapbook paper and easily transferred lettering with paint!

Hey friends!
I hope you are having a wonderful week. We have been traveling and visiting family (and friends) in the wonderful state of South Carolina. (some in the Charleston area and some in the upstate)
If you follow along over on Instagram, you may have seen a little of the trip. Fun, fun!

On Island Time Sign

Today I’m back sharing this sweet little sign…

blue sign before makeover

Since it’s already a sign and has a nice hanging wire on the back, I figured I’d keep it a sign.
Well, sort of.

You can hang it or sit it on a shelf, either way.

Here is what it looks like now…

on island time blue and green sign

Just a little different, huh? lol

Well, guess what? Yep…I pulled out another sheet of that long-lost scrapbook paper I had stashed away and used it.

blue and green beach scrapbook paper

You can see above that I created a crease by pressing along the edges of the board for cutting.

See below?

backside of scrapbook paper

Then I applied a thin layer of my Decoupage Gel

blue sign with decoupage gel applied

…and attached the scrapbook paper.

Once it was dry, I took a piece of sandpaper and rubbed the edges to get a nice clean line like you see below.

edge of sign smooth

I love that little trick! Works so well. (on fabric decoupage too)

Then I printed (in reverse) out the words “on island time…” and arranged them on the sign where I wanted them.

printed lettering cut out and laid on sign to transfer

I rubbed over them with the pencil to transfer the ink from the inkjet.

Want to see more about this transfer method and others? Check out this post here >>> How To Transfer Graphics

You can see how well this works below.

ink transferred to sign

Then all you have to do is use a small artist’s brush to paint over the lettering. (something like this brush works very well)

I used white paint for the letters.

lettering painted in with white paint

I went back over areas that were too thin and then decided to add shadowing.

white lettering with gray shadows

I like to print out the words with a “shadow” and it shows you everywhere you need to add it.

painting the shadows on the letters and printed shadowed paper

Doesn’t that just make the letters pop??

up close of shadowed letters

Lastly, I hot glued a baby starfish to the front to finish it up.

front view of on island time sign with starfish

Perfect for that beach-themed home or cottage by the sea. :)

beachy sign with seashells and white vase and flowers

Another pretty simple one! Loving all the decoupage I’ve been doing lately.
It’s been so much fun to transform these old, tired pieces!

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I’ll be back next week with this one! (I LOVE how this one turned out and can’t wait to share it with you)

Have a wonderful weekend!!

xoxo

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15 Comments

  1. Ahhh, I love this Nancy! Just makes me sigh!!! Great use of some fun scrapbook paper too! Love your lettering. So glad you are out and about having fun!

  2. So lovely and much easier than repainting the whole sign. I really thought you printed the wording, your painting is amazing, Nancy!

  3. Love this! I have so.much.scrapbook paper!😬. You’ve inspired me to find fun ways to use it! I’m a bit of an addict to pretty paper (and fabric), and of course I need to use some of it in actual scrapbooks, but I have plenty! Decoupaging is so fun!

    1. Ha!! Me too and I recently came across it. Hence all the projects with it lately! ;) I love pretty paper too! xoxo

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