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My Old Kentucky Home Wooden Sign

Americana Decor Color Stain®

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My Old Kentucky Home Wooden Sign

designed by Alexandra Hawkins

Decorate your Kentucky home with a wooden sign made with Americana Decor Color Stain®.

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SUPPLIES

Americana Decor Color Stain®

  • Navy (ADCS17)

Americana® Acrylics

  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Slate Grey (DAO68)
  • Warm White (DA239)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • wooden stars
  • black marker (Sharpie)
  • E6000 Glue
  • paintbrushes
  • dry rag
  • rustic sign (map of Kentucky) (Walnut Hollow)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Sand the entire surface of the sign.
  2. Paint the sign in Navy and wipe it back with a dry rag, keeping the natural wood grain intact. (Do this panel by panel so that the paint does not dry to the point where it cannot be removed.)
  3. Map out the wording with a fine point black marker and then paint the words in Lamp Black.
  4. Paint some of the stars in Warm White. Mix Warm White and Slate Grey to make a very light grey color, one that has little contrast to the Warm White, and paint the remainder of stars in this mix.
  5. Glue the stars to the surface of the sign using E6000 Glue in the shape of the state, alternating between the Warm White and the light grey painted stars.