Custom designed harvest sign
I had seen different fall signs on Pinterest, and decided I would try and make my own. So here is the first attempt to designing the “Harvest” sign.
I liked it , but decided to try something different, so here is the next attempt. I used waxed butcher paper for the template, cut to the exact size of the sign for easier layout. I then folded the paper into equal parts to get a feel of how big the letters should be.
Giving “body” to the letters and preparing for cutting them out.
The only thing I did to the back of the board, was brush it off. It has lots of stains and other characteristic features that will add to the overall design.
I used a quilting cutting mat and a small utility knife to cut the template.
For the stenciling I used Martha Steward all purpose black paint. It is a bit thicker and easier to used for stenciling than Decoart or other brands. Less smudging this way.
Because the sign looked rather bland, I decided to add some details. I have a lot of the “Funky Junk” stencils and two of them had some detail I really liked. You can order the stencils here.
As you can see I did not bother to measure or make sure my designs matched up, the random touch ads to the character I think.
To add some protective finish, I brushed Americana Decor creme wax over the sign, when dry just wiped off the excess and just a bit of sheen.
And here it is! What do you think?