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Joyful Bourbon Barrel Head Sign

Vintage Effect Wash™

Joyful Bourbon Barrel Head Sign
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Joyful Bourbon Barrel Head Sign

designed by Cindy Jacobelli

Complete rustic holiday décor with a "joy" sign made from a barrel head and Vintage Effect Wash™.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Country Red (DAO18)
  • Grey Storm (DA328)

Vintage Effect Wash™

  • Light Green (DCW09)
  • White (DCW02)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels (and/or rags)
  • stylus or pencil
  • sandpaper
  • liner brush
  • chalk pencil
  • cotton swabs
  • rags
  • bourbon barrel lid
  • 3" bristle brush

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Lightly sand the barrel head before starting the project to assure a smooth surface. To begin, paint the barrel head with White Vintage Effects, using a 3" wide bristle brush, and wipe down with a rag or paper towel to let the wood grain show through. Let dry.

  1. Transfer the pattern onto the barrel head by using a chalk pencil: Place the printed pattern on the wood so that the design faces the wood. Use a chalk pencil to rub on the surface of the paper. Turn the paper over and use a stylus or pen to retrace the design gently. You will see the transfer completed once you remove the paper. (Or you can free-hand draw the design onto the wooden barrel head, following the provided pattern.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the holly leaves around the edges of the barrel head in Light Green.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a cotton swab and Country Red to make the holly berries.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Sketch out the word "Joy" in pencil and then paint with Grey Storm on a liner brush. Finish the details on the holly leaves and you are done.
    Step 3 Example