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Friday, October 28, 2011

Home Sign Tutorial

I posted a picture of my home sign a few weeks ago and thought I'd write up a little tutorial.
I pulled an MDF board out of my scrap pile which measured 34 inches wide and 12 3/4" tall. Paint the board black and tape off to make four even sections.I used scotch tape because it was 3/4" wide and that's what I had on hand. Next, paint each section the color you want the letters to be...All of the paints I used are Folk Art brand. The first section is Burnt Umber, then Patina, the third section I left black, and the last section is linen.I used my cricut to cut "Home" Each letter is 10 3/4" tall- The H is 6" wide. Place a letter on each section, then paint over the letters with the color you want the background to be.First section is Linen, then Burnt Umber, then Turner's yellow mixed with a little burnt umber and the last section is deep tomato red. Now peel off the vinyl.To distress I sanded the whole thing with my palm sander. I used ebony stain on the edges and then covered the whole thing with Briwax in dark Brown. This stuff waxes, cleans and protects.Here's another pic of the finished sign...I'm planning on doing a similar sign that says "Love" for valentines day. Let me know what you think. Love, Kelly.

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  1. I think I am in love that is what...

  2. I think it turned out great- you could make smaller ones for family names, and probably be able to sell them via Etsy, Ebay, or CL as well.

  3. I'm so glad you did a tutorial for this--I loved it so much when you first posted about it:) I think some christmas or winter themed ones would sell great at your shop. There are so many possibilities!

  4. Kelly, thanks for the tutorial! The sign is fabulous. I am picturing the word GATHER as I look at this...........hummmm

  5. I just became a follower. I find your blog so inspiring and fun to read. I love me a good yard sale.