After all of the undecorating earlier this week, I decided something different was needed above a small console that sits in my breakfast area. Before Christmas there were plates hung along with the clock, I never liked the plates, but was at a loss for what I wanted.
I have a small chalkboard in my craftroom and I loved this drawing that has been on there for at least six months which is a record for a chalkboard in my house! So I decided to recreate it on a sign above the console. I used my Cricut to create an arrangement to fit a board I had on hand.
After painting the board white and letting it dry, I stuck the vinyl that I had cut on the Cricut to the board. Several tutorials said to paint the letters with Modge Podge and let dry to prevent the paint from seeping. When that dried I used a stencil brush to stipple black paint on the letters and arrow then a dark red for the heart. Because this technique requires so little paint the vinyl was ready to be pulled off in about 20 minutes. The lines were crisp, but I wanted something more time worn looking. Using a damp rag I wiped down the design until I achieved the look I wanted. Next I sealed the whole thing with a walnut stain and sealer, giving it the aged look I prefer.
Although I couldn't capture a true picture of the sign, I am super pleased with how it turned out and can't wait to work on another, Amazing Grace anyone?
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