Wednesday, July 11, 2012

painted layers wood sign :: diy

how to make a painted layers wood sign:

  1. find a piece of scrap wood board and sand until smooth if needed
  2. spray paint your base color - i used plain white.  this doesn't have to be a perfect paint job because you will be painting over it later
  3. using a paper towel, smear petroleum jelly on the areas you don't want the top coat of paint to stick.  
  4. paint on your top layer(s) with a paint brush.  you can also spray paint, but i used acrylic paint and brushed it on because i like to see the subtle brush strokes.
  5. after the paint dries, use sanding paper to sand over the entire board.  the paint will come off where the petroleum jelly was.
  6. use a sharpie or other permanent marker to write a message, your name, or house number.

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