Floral Wreath Signs

I don’t know about you, but my mind is always thinking and seeing things in different creative ways. When I saw the Large and Small Floral Wreath Plaques by Walnut Hollow, I just couldn’t wait to create something fun on these pieces. You can be as detailed or as simple as you like with these pieces. I will show you two ways I painted them, that even the novice painter can do.

I used just a couple round brushes and two stencils to create two signs, one for everyday and one for the Christmas Season.

Here is what you will need for the Initial Wreath:
DecoArt Americana:
Soft Black
Avocado
Hauser Dark Green
Hauser Light Green
Country Red
DecoArt Maple Gel Stain
Initial Impressions Quirky Stencil
Varnish of your choice
Round Brushes
Stencil or Deerfoot Brushes
Floral Wreath Sign – Large
Sponge Brush

Sand your plaque and wipe away dust. Using your sponge brush, stain your plaque. Let it dry, then lightly sand with a brown paper bag if you feel the wood grain has raised. Using a round brush to fit the size of the carved wreath designs, paint the lines with Soft Black. I then painted the outside line of each leaf with Avocado. Then randomly painted leaves with Hauser Dark Green and Hauser Light Green. When that was dry, I used a Deerfoot brush and the stencil to add the letter “M” to the center of the wreath. Using the back end of your paint brush or use a stylus, add berries here and there with Country Red. To finish the plaque I painted the outside edge with Soft Black. When everything is dry, finish with your favorite varnish.

Here is what you will need for the Noel Wreath:
DecoArt Americana:
Snow White
Espresso
Avocado
Country Red
Christmas Curly Words Stencil
Varnish of your choice
Round Brushes
Stencil or Deerfoot Brushes
Floral Wreath Sign – Small

Sand your plaque and wipe away dust. Paint the entire piece Snow White. Let dry and sand again. Wipe away dust and repaint with Snow White. With a round brush paint the vines of the wreath with Espresso. Alternate painting the leaves with Avocado and Hauser Dark Green. With your stencil and Deerfoot brush, stencil the word “Noel” onto the center of your wreath. Add berries with the back end of your paint brush, or with a stylus, with Country Red. When dry, finish with your favorite varnish.

Happy Painting!

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