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Reusable Metallic New Year's Sign

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Reusable Metallic New Year's Sign
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Reusable Metallic New Year's Sign

designed by Jen Goode

Ring in the New Year, every year, with this reusable sign made with Metallic Lustre®.

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Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Carbon (ADC29)

Americana Decor® Varnishes

  • Soft-Touch Varnish (ADM03)

Metallic Lustre®

  • Gold Rush (ML02C)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper (optional)
  • soft cloth
  • pencil
  • painter's tape
  • 2" chip brush
  • #5 round brush
  • wood boards
  • velcro (or E6000 Glue)
  • papier-mâché shape (lid or other round shape)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. If needed, sand the board and wipe away any sanding dust with a paper towel.
  2. With a 2" chip brush, cover the entire board with Carbon.
  3. Tape off about a 1-1/2"-2" border around the entire board. Using a soft cloth, apply Gold Rush along the entire outside border. Let dry. Once dry, buff to shine.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Remove the tape. Freehand "Happy New Year" or other desired phrase in the Carbon area. With a small flat brush, paint in the lettering with Gold Rush.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Roughly paint in swirly accents and lining around the wording with Gold Rush.
  6. Paint a papier-mâché lid or other round object in Gold Rush. Let dry. Once dry, loosely paint the year and decorative elements in Carbon with a #5 round brush.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Apply Soft-Touch Varnish to the board.
    Step 6 Example
  8. For a removable year, attach velcro onto the papier-mâché lid and sign. Attach the year sign. (If a permanent year is wanted, use E6000 Glue.)
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