Quick and easy signs are very popular right now…and with the holidays coming up, there are so many possibilities. Taking a little inspiration from Pinterest, I once again dove into our collection of surfaces we carry and quickly came up with a design, that is great for painters of all levels. With just some base coating and stenciling, you too can create this seasonal sign.
Moon Yellow #13007
White Wash #13002
Slatted Sign Board with Ornament #62932
Wood Banners Set of 14 #62964
Dual Sided Paint Pouncers Set of 3 #70824
Alpha Stencil 103 #70802
Alpha Stencil 101 #70801
Folk Art Small Crackle Stencil #71929
Polka Dot Stencil #70842
Rustic Accents 22 Gauge Wire #70067
Acrylic Sealer Finisher Matte Spray #70836
The slatted sign board does come with an ornament, but just set it to the side and use it for something else, you won’t need it for this project. Base the board with White Wash. Base two of the banners in each of the following colors: Espresso, Persimmon, and Moon Yellow. Once those are dry, on the Espresso banners use the Small Crackle Stencil and Asphaltum; for the Moon Yellow banners, take a liner brush and paint three thin lines with White Wash; the Persimmon banners use the small polka dots on the Polka Dot Stencil with White Wash. Once your background designs are dry, it is time to add your lettering using the Alpha Stencil and White Wash. Alternate your banners in the way that you want them to go and then start stenciling to spell the word “Thanks”. To figure out positioning for the word “give”, lay your banners out across your board (make sure to not have any banners hang over the bottom if you are hoping to prop it up instead of hang on a wall). After you are happy with that, using Espresso, stencil your letters on. Make sure to let each letter dry before moving on to the next so they won’t smear. Spray all pieces with varnish. Wire the banners together. I added a little hot glue under each banner to hold it firmly in place and to hold the wire on the back of the board.
There you have it….a quick and easy sign for your Thanksgiving holiday!