Sunday, October 23, 2016

CREATE Wood Sign

Today I'm sharing this fun CREATE wood home decor sign I made from a reclaimed piece of wood that I got from the dumpster at a new home construction site. The neighborhood behind mine is constantly building new houses and I'm always rummaging through the dumpsters for small pieces of wood that I can decorate.
To make this sign I painted the wood with a coat of gesso. Then I followed the step-by-step process of how to create a Concrete effect that came with my Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Paint System Architecture.

First, I painted it with the Tan paint and dried it with a heat gun to speed up the process. 

Then, I sprayed on the Boardwalk Glimmer Mist and blotted and dried with heat gun. 

After that I sprayed it with Valencia Chalkboard spray then blotted and dried with heat gun. 

Finally, for the last step, I sprayed with Chalk Chalkboard spray and blotted until I was happy with it.

I love how it takes shape so quickly and looks so cool. But, I wanted to add some colors that matched my CREATE colors so I sprayed one more time with my favorite Glimmer mists colors Pink Poodle and Aquamarine and my Plain Jane Simply Sheer Matte Mist Watercolor spray in Sweet Violet. These are also the sprays I used to color my burlap CREATE letters that I on the front of the wood. I was thrilled with the end result. It almost looks like a colorful marble effect. 

Here is the final sign with the burlap letters that I colored with the 3 sprays shown in the picture above. I think it makes a fun rustic or shabby chic addition to a craft room or creative space. I took this photo outside because I was having trouble getting the colors to show up during the time of day I was taking this photo. 

Here are some close-ups that really show the paint effects and colors. I did it on all sides of the wood. 

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