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For my project, I made a "texty" wooden home decor sign. I had the design in my head and I just need to pick out the color scheme to get started. I took some photos of the process along the way.
I started with a scrap piece of wood from one of the construction sites in the neighborhood next to mine. It's a great place to find good piece of wood.
I sanded the wood and added a coat of Gesso.
I penciled in the design I wanted for the edges. No rulers were used, I just winged it!
I used several different chipboard letters and spaced out the words and letters so they would fit in the space. Then, I took a photo so I wouldn't forget. This is a great way to use up some extra letters. If you're like me you have a lot of extra letters.
Then, I painted the background using my yellow, blue, turquoise, white, and gray color scheme.
Next, I stamped on the background using this text stamp from Stampers Anonymous in Jet Black Archival Ink.
To finish off the piece I painted the letters and glued them to the wood using Ranger Glue & Seal. And, I used a thick Faber Castell Pit Pen to outline all the edges of the border to give it a more finished look. This was a really fun and easy piece to create. I hope you will come up with an idea and try it out with us this month!