Family sign from the Artist's Club

Chalky Paint Family Sign

Family sign from the Artist's Club

I love all of the signs that you see in stores and on Pinterest. I love the simplicity of them, yet don’t want to buy them when I know I can make them on my own. We have some great stencils and supplies that can make creating your own signs for your home in just a few short hours.

Here is a quick and easy sign that I did for my family picture wall at home.

Vintage Effect Wash:
White #14485
Blue #14496
Americana Acrylic:
Espresso #13261
Lamp Black #13067

12″ Grooved Circle #63155

Misc. Supplies:
Identi Pen #70830
DecoArt Staining & Antiqueing Medium #84126
Jute #80167
FolkArt Stencil Value Pack – Phrases #71932
Scotch Tape

First you will paint the two sections in the center. Follow the grooved lines of the sign, tape off the upper and lower sections, then paint the center two sections with Vintage Wash White. Let dry. When dry, follow the grooved lines and tape off the center sections so that you can paint the upper and lower sections with Vintage Wash Blue. Let dry. I only did one coat of each because I really wanted a washed out look. You can do more coats if you want it more opaque.

Find the stencil in the pack that says Family. Carefully punch out the letters. Center the word Family in the white space. I chose to use a pencil and draw the word on first. After this, I used a ruler and the thick end of the Identi Pan and outlined the letters. I did this so that I would have crisp edges. I then took Lamp Black and filled the letters in. When completely dry, give it a light coat of varnish. Mix Espresso and the DecoArt Staingin and Antiquing Medium together. Brush on all over the sign and then rub off with a soft rag. If you want to remove more the antiquing, dampen your cloth and rub of the medium. Let dry completely and finish with a coat of your favorite spray varnish. Add jute or wire for your hanger and you are finished.

A fun and quick project for any painter.

Happy Painting!

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