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Hello/Goodbye Wooden Sign

Stencils On A Ring

Hello/Goodbye Wooden Sign
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Hello/Goodbye Wooden Sign

designed by Donna Bush

Greet visitors coming and going with this sign created with Stencils On A Ring and Americana® Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Bahama Blue (DA255)
  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Snow (Titanium) White (DAO1)

Stencils on a Ring

  • Newsprint (AS506)
  • Whimsical Delight (AS501)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • ruler
  • painter's tape
  • chalk pencil
  • graphite pencil
  • #2 flat brush
  • cosmetic foam wedge
  • picture hanger
  • wooden plaque
  • varnish (or sealer, of choice)
  • damp cloth (or artist's eraser)
  • 3/4" flat brush

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTES: In order to keep the letters even, line up the small register marks on the stencils with the pencil line. Let dry completely between painting and stenciling steps.

  1. Position and adhere painter's tape across the center of the plaque horizontally.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a 3/4" flat brush to paint the top section Snow White.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Remove the tape.
    Step 2 Example
  4. When the Snow White section is dry, position painter's tape at the section edge. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Bahama Blue to paint the lower half. Remove the tape.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a ruler to measure 1" on the Snow White side and 1" on the Bahama Blue side. Use a ruler with chalk pencil to lightly draw a line on the Bahama Blue side and a graphite pencil on the Snow White side to use as a base to position the stencil letters.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Position the stencil letters to spell HELLO. (We used Newsprint.) Use a cosmetic sponge wedge and Lamp Black to paint the letters.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Flip the sign so that the Snow White section is located at the bottom and the Bahama Blue section is at the top. Stencil the word GOODBYE using a cosmetic sponge wedge and Lamp Black. (We used Whimsical Delight for the lettering.)
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use a pencil to draw a small rectangle on the letter "O" in Hello.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Use a #2 flat brush and Bahama Blue to paint the rectangle mask and strings.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Seal with varnish or sealer of your choice. Attach wire or hangers on the back side so the sign can be flipped to be read either way.
    Step 9 Example

HELPFUL HINTS

Make sure to remove the pencil lines before varnishing. They can be removed by lightly rubbing with a clean artist's eraser or slightly damp cloth. Using a pink or other colored eraser may result in colored smudges instead of the removal of the pencil mark.