We live in SW Florida and we don’t get snow. As a matter of fact it is warm almost all of the time. Sometimes we get bored–tired–sick of the same season all year long. My kids moan every time they hear that someone has gotten snow.
My two little ones don’t even remember snow. They can’t wait till we move and they can play in snow. I knew everyone was “Dreaming of a White Christmas” so I made a sign.
You will need:
Decoart paint and wearthered wood
gorilla wood glue
Rockler Sanding Bug
I had already cut this board but had not made anything out of it. I sanded the edges. Then painted it with DecoArt’s slate gray paint. Once dry I applied the weathered wood and let it dry. Now is a good time to paint your trim. I first painted it black, then went overr it with the slate gray.
When your board is dry–paint over the board with DecoArt’s white wash. The weathered wood–crackles the paint and shows the first color coming through.
At this point I went into my PhotoShop and made my design then flipped it so it was reversed. You do this by going in to IMAGE, ROTATE and clip on FLIP HORIZONTAL.
You image will look like this:
Maryann did a great tutorial for this next part. You can click over to get the details –I will give you a quick run down.
You lay the paper down on the board so the printed images is touching the board. Now it looks “correct” from the back side of the paper.
Barely wet a paintbrush and go over the letters then gently rubbed over each letter so the ink transfers to the painted baord.
the black ink was perfect but the red was a little lighter than I wanted so I took a stiff bristled craft paint brush and dry brushed over the lettering so it would pop a little more.
Glue on the trim.
I then applied a Dischanger to the back and it is all done.
Dischangers are so easy to apply. Just wet your finger with a little water, rub onto the dischanger to activate the glue. wait 5-10 minutes, apply and let dry over night.
Head over to Its So Very Cheri to see my snowflake and sunburst projects made from red and white striped paper straws.