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"How Do I Love Thee" Chalky Wooden Sign

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

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"How Do I Love Thee" Chalky Wooden Sign

designed by Dira Reeves

Celebrate a wedding or wedding anniversary with a wooden sign made with Americana® Decor Chalky Finish.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.

SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Delicate (ADC11)
  • Everlasting (ADC01)

Andy Skinner Stencils

  • Alphabet Spaghetti (8" x 8") (ANDY101)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Carbon Black (DMFA05)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil
  • transfer paper
  • tape measure
  • painter's tape (optional)
  • 2" chip brush
  • burlap ribbon
  • #0 liner brush
  • 1" foam brush
  • assorted ribbon (optional)
  • picture hanger
  • drill and small drill bit (optional)
  • wooden board
  • 3D flowers
  • E6000 Glue
  • paper doily
  • embellishment ("I do" tag; burlap flowers; faux pearls)
  • photo tabs (2: metal)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Paint the entire wooden board with a 2" chip brush and Delicate.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Lay the Andy Skinner Alphabet Spaghetti Stencil down, starting at one end of the board. Dip a foam brush brush lightly into Everlasting and dab onto a paper towel. With a pouncing motion, pounce the brush into the stencil. Once completed, carefully lift the stencil while the paint is still wet, and move until the entire board has been completed.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a measuring tape to find the center of the board. Using the transfer paper, transfer the lettering pattern onto the board as desired. Tape into place, if needed, with painter's tape.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Using a liner brush and Carbon Black, paint over the lettering.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Wrap burlap ribbon around the board from front to back; glue down using E6000 Glue. Glue down a paper doily on top of the burlap. Glue down burlap flowers and pearl embellishments in the centers. Wrap the ribbon on the "I Do" tag and glue down just below the flowers. Glue metal photo tabs in any two corners of the board.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Apply sawtooth hanger(s) on the back of the board as desired. Optional: Drill holes for decorative hanging ribbon.