Getting To Paint Again

I am finally getting back to the business of getting to paint again! It’s been a busy, weird year so far. I’ve done very little painting.

My friend Janice’s birthday was the perfect excuse to get my paint brushes out! I made her a rustic hand painted sign for her home. It is so easy to make that I thought that I would share how to make one with you.

 

I started by cutting out a piece of plywood. You could also buy plywood precut at your local hardware store.

I gave it a couple of coats of Kona stain.

Be sure to wear gloves when staining and shoes! My big toe is now a lovely color of brown. TMI? Sorry, but I would hate for you to suffer through brown toe! Not attractive at all.

Once the stain has dried, it is time to paint.

I drew on my design with a white chalk pencil. One of my very favorite tools ever! If you aren’t comfortable with your drawing skills, simply print off a design of your choice from your computer and transfer it onto the board with white transfer paper.

Once you have your design on your board, it’s time to paint. At this point, you are simply coloring in your design.  Think paint by number or  coloring books. Don’t want to use paint and a brush? A paint pen might be the perfect thing for you.

Give your paint time to dry and then spray a poly on top of it for protection.

My sign is done! All I need to do now is wrap it up and help my friend Janice celebrate!

We celebrated by doing a little faux sky diving. So. Much. Fun! I would never actually skydive, I hate heights, but this was super fun. I would totally do it again!

My friends are going to kill me for this picture, sorry girls. This is the epitome of helmet hair. The wind sucks your hair out of the vent holes in the helmet.  Helmet hair, don’t care!

After the skydiving it was back to Queen Rox’s for a little birthday dinner, swim and opening of the gifts.

I think Queen Janice liked her birthday sign. Yes, getting to paint again is a good thing.

Have a wonderful week!

                     Tammy

 

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