Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Hello Spring--decorative holiday board


Are you ready for spring?
We are with our latest holiday board.

You'll need:
pine board 5 1/2" wide by 46" long
craft acrylic paint (I'm using Americana Sea Breeze & Snow)
stencil brush & painters tape
wood stain (I'm using Rust-Oleum Sunbleached)
sandpaper

Paint one coat of Sea Breeze on the front of your board.
Paint it roughly, so you can see the wood underneath 
(then you won't have to sand it when distressing)

 

Paint on the "hello"
I cut a stencil out of my Silhouette, but you can use this 
and trace on the word by following our transfer lettering technique found {here}.
I put the "hello" about an inch and 1/2 down from the top of the board.


I left a 4" space and stenciled in the "S".
Tape down the "S" with painters tape on one side of the stencil piece.


The key with stenciling is to use as little paint on your brush as possible.  
Dip your brush in the paint and dab it off on a paper plate or paper towel. 
You can always do a second layer, if you want it darker, 
but it will turn out darker than you think.
Too much paint on a brush will cause the paint to go under the stencil.



Stencil on the rest of "SPRING".
Sand any edges or parts of the board 
where you want the wood to show through to distress and pick up the stain.
Next, I stained the wood with Sunbleached --as linked above. 
This particular Rust-Oleum stain, is not really smelly and dries quickly.
Rub on some stain and wipe off with a rag. 
I really love the light gray.


In that 4" space under the "hello", tie some ribbon and silk flowers


Love how this board turned out!


Using it right by the front door,
to welcome spring!


Linking up with Savvy Southern Style, and these link parties.

4 comments:

  1. This is so cute! Love how you did hello across the top. :o)

    Tania

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    1. Thanks for your comment Tania and for stopping by the blog!

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  2. I'm making this project this week and it is so fun. I wondered about putting a protective coat of something on to make it somewhat weather fast or wipeable. Do you have any ideas? Thanks again for the instructions and ideas!
    Annemarie

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  3. I'm so glad you are making a board! The wood stain I used seals it. But to give it some extra protection, you could spray it with a clear matte acrylic sealer. Let me know how it turns out!

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