Forever & Always Sign

Sign from the Artist's Club

Americana Decor Chalky Paint
Lace #15101
Yesteryear #15406
Vintage #15396

Narrow Rectangle Grooved Board #62936

Curly Alphabet Stencil #71925
FolkArt Stencil Value Pack #71932
Americana Decor Waxing Brush #28000
Creme Wax Deep Brown #72001
Silver Wire #82211


After I took down my Valentine themed mantel, I was trying to decide what to accessorize it with next. It was a little too early for Easter for me, so I wandered through my house looking for ideas and then it clicked. March is my anniversary month, so I took a photo of my husband and I and some of the candles and accessories from our wedding day and then added a wedding picture of my parents and grandparents. After I had it all set up, I realized it was missing something…a sign to hang above it that said “Forever & Always”.

So, I set to work. I had a Narrow Rectangle Grooved Board  handy and decided to use Americana Decor Chalky paint to bring this project to life. I based the board with Lace, the words “forever” and “ever” are Yesteryear, the “&” is Vintage. For the lettering I used two stencils….Curly Alphabet Stencil this is for the words “forever” and “ever” and FolkArt Stencil Value Pack) for the “&”. You can use any stencils that you have on hand or you could even freehand the lettering if you want. When you are happy with your lettering, let it dry completely. Then using the Americana Decor Waxing Brush and the Creme Wax brush and rub the wax onto your signboard. Once you have a coverage that you like, let it dry. Then go over it again with the waxing brush and  the Creme Wax Deep Brown to give it a more antiqued look. For me it got a little heavy in a few places, so I took a damp cloth and rubbed it off where I thought it was too heavy. Once that is completely dry buff with a soft rag to make the wax shine. I measured and drilled holes to add Silver Wire  for easy in hanging above my fireplace.
Sign from the Artist's Club

This sign only took a few hours to make and I love it! There are so many other variations of signs you could make, so happy painting and let your imagination go.

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Quick and Easy Easter Pallet Sign

Spring project from the Artist's Club


Pallets are very popular and I couldn’t wait to create a quick and easy craft idea spring. Using our 6″ x 6″ Lathe Wood Pallet Box  and three colors of Americana Decor Chalky Paint Innocence #15104, Rememberance #15402, and Everlasting #15100), our Spring Writing Words Stencil #71892 and a silhouette of a bunny.

All I did was paint the front of the box with Innocence, I did two coats making sure to sand in between coats, painted the sides of the box Rememberance, again, I did two coats. Once the front and side are completely dry, I then placed the stencil on the front of the box and positioned it until I had the words where I wanted them and with a Deerfoot brush and Rememberance, I stenciled the words in place. Let dry completely and then trace on the outline of your bunny silhouette.

Use the brush you are comfortable with to fill in the bunny shape with Everlasting, I used a round brush and started outlining the shape first and gradually filled it in. I did two coats on the bunny because I wanted to make sure that the lettering did not show through.

Finish with your favorite varnish. You could even add a white pom pom for the tail on the bunny.

That is it, a quick and easy project that painters or crafters of all levels can create!

Happy Spring and Happy Painting Everyone!

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St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger

St. Patty's Day Door Hanger by the Artist's Club

Americana Acrylic 
Kelly Green #13055
Warm White #13239

Extreme Sheen 
24K Gold #16077

Glamour Dust 
Emerald #13595

14″ Jumbo Tag Plaque

Cling Wood Background Stamp
Dual Sided Paint Pouncers
Green Jingle Bell Assortment
Metallic Cord – Green

I always get so excited for St. Patrick’s Day! It is such a fun holiday and I am a sucker for all things green and gold. This project takes only an afternoon to complete and makes such an impact on your door.

Basecoat tags in Warm White. Use Extreme Sheen 24K Gold and a paint pouncer to load the woodgrain stamp with paint. To get a random look, rotate the stamp each time. Tape of lines at the bottom of the tags. Basecoat using Glamour Dust Emerald. It will take a few coats to get a uniform coverage. Using a script brush dipped in Kelly Green, hand letter your phrase. I chose to use “lucky you”. Once dry finish with gloss sealer.

Once dry, use glue to attach the 2 tags together. To add some more detail, I made a bow out of burlap straps and Metallic Green Cord.  I love the sound of bells when my front door opens and closes so I added some green jingle bells to the bow. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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