Before I jump right in to my first tutorial , it was brought to my attention my first 2 post are pages not post LOL . Just a bump in the road to starting a blog. So until I figure out how to fix you can read here
now for the tutorial 🙂
I had some leftover paint from previous projects and been itching to make a sign for my house.
The idea for this sign came from the old Flay’s packaging on display at our local Library. Inspiration can come from anywhere at any time 😉 The color combo was perfect for that pop of color I was looking for and had the retro look I love.
here is a link to packaging inspiration , I found a picture in a local FB group 🙂
There is a special connection to my husbands family, my mother in laws grandmother was part owner for a while. My mother in law also has a great collection of the bottles and I have always admired them. So I found this to be fitting & meaningful for our home.
I started by dry brushing 3 pallet boards with left over old white chalk paint (annie sloan). I then used frog tape and taped out a chevron pattern , they now have chevron painters tape if you didnt want to measure and tape 🙂 But I wanted mine to look more freehand and rustic. I ended up only using 2 of the boards in final sign and have one left over for another project.
I next used mustardseed yellow (mms milk paint) I had leftover from my dining room hutch redo. I painted the inside of the chevron lines and and before paint was dry I pulled off tape. and got crisp clean lines.
I then freehand the FLAY’S lettering using some different colors of paint I mixed , I also love using acrylic paint for this too. There are few different techniques I use when doing different fonts like in the “sparkling beverages” I will share with you in another tutorial I am working on for later this fall. In part 2 of DIY signmaking.
Some things I always do when making sign
*I distress after the words are painted on, don’t be frustrated if you hate your sign before you distress it. This will give it a more authentic and aged look and blends it all together nicely.
* I wax with one coat clear and buff to seal (waxing to seal a sign will be Part 3)
*add a little sparkle. I often use glitter spray paint over my signs, gives it that little extra.