Making vintage signs…
Donna also has a great collection of stencils and I right away ordered some. I could hardly wait until I got them!
With the husband being a carpenter it was not hard to find some scraps of wood I could try out the new stencils.
Here are some of the supplies I used to cut some of my own stencils:
First the pieces of plywood etc were primed with a white primer, I used a regular water based primer.
After the primer a base coat in different colors was added. I did not rinse the brush between colors adding to the different interesting textures.
When dry the wood was lightly sanded down to show some of the base coat, and in some places to let some of the wood grain come through. I also added some details with a slotted screw driver and with a star screw driver for more interest. Holes were drilled to facilitate for easy hanging.
The above colors were used.
The fun was really starting once I got to this stage and the actual stenciling could begin.
In order to achieve a little more interest to the stenciled picture I added some highlights when the paint was still slightly wet.
I also traced the words with a black or white marker for more definition. I had so much fun that I just kept going and going!
All signs were sealed with Liquitex Matte Medium
A list of Paints: Leaf green
Dark forest green
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