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"Believe" and "Let it Snow" Holiday Sign

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

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"Believe" and "Let it Snow" Holiday Sign

designed by Bre Eggert

This double-duty sign, made with Americana Decor® Chalky Finish, will add color to a dreary winter.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.

SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Carbon (ADC29)
  • Everlasting (ADC01)
  • Inheritance (ADC12)
  • Legacy (ADC21)
  • Rouge (ADC07)

Americana Decor® Crème Waxes

  • Clear (ADM01)
  • Deep Brown (ADM07)

Other supplies

  • sandpaper
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • #3 round brush
  • 1" flat brush
  • foam brush
  • wooden snowflakes
  • vinyl
  • clean cloth
  • Silhouette electronic cutting machine (Silhouette America)
  • wooden board
  • 4" foam roller

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTES: Let dry completely between painting steps. Sand all surfaces before painting.

  1. Using a 4" foam roller, paint a large rectangle in Everlasting in the middle of the wooden board.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Using the Silhouette electronic cutting machine, cut the word "BELIEVE" In a font of your choice. Affix the vinyl stencil to the portion of the painted wooden board and press down firmly along the edges.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint over the entire surface with two coats of Rouge. Let dry.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Once the paint has dried, remove the vinyl letters to reveal the word "BELIEVE".
    Step 3 Example
  5. Using a pencil, lightly freehand a belt buckle in the middle of the letter "I" and a Santa hat on top of the same letter.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Using a #3 round brush, paint the outline of the belt and Santa hat in Carbon.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Paint the belt buckle in Inheritance and the Santa trim and pom-pom in Everlasting. Paint over the hat in Rouge. Let dry.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Once dry, flip the wooden board over and paint the entire surface with two coats of Legacy.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Using the Silhouette machine, cut out the phrase "Let it Snow". Affix to the wooden board and press down firmly along the edges.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Using the 1" flat brush, cover the entire surface in Everlasting, allowing some of the Legacy underneath to show through. Let dry. Once dry, remove the vinyl to reveal the phrase.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Let both sides dry completely. Once dry, lightly sand all surfaces.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Using a foam brush, apply a coat of Clear Crème Wax to both sides.
  13. Apply a coat of Deep Brown Crème Wax to the side of the sign that says "BELIEVE".
    Step 12 Example
  14. Flip the sign over and hot glue snowflake ornaments to the sign.
    Step 13 Example