Nib & Ink
Who doesn’t love a cute and romantic phrase? I wanted to make some farmhouse style signs for Valentines Day and all of our pallet signs are perfect! I chose to use our 14″ x 6″ Lathe Wood Pallet box and paired it with our Heart Grooved Board.
In order to get a distressed, vintage look I used DecoArt’s Vintage Effect Wash. This paint is perfect for getting that pickled, rustic look that is so popular on Pinterest and HGTV lately.
On the Pallet Box, I applied Vintage Effect Wash in Berry with a wide brush. After leaving it on for about 30 seconds, I rubbed excess paint off with a rag to get a stained finish.
For the Heart Grooved Board, I used the same paint and wipe method with Vintage Effect Wash Pink. I also dry brushed Berry around the edge to get some subtle dimension to the surface.
I have been practicing hand lettering lately, and Nib & Ink is such a great resource! For the lettering on these 2 signs, I used a template from page 129 of Nib & Ink. I enlarged the templates to fit on my surface and transferred it with graphite paper.
Using a a small liner brush, I used Titanium White to trace over the template.
This quick and fun project is so cute I might leave it up at my house all year long!