We recently had another nephew join our family, and since I couldn’t attend the baby shower in another state, I decided to do something that I could send after he was born.
I found an 8×10 wood board at Michaels and used these other supplies as well:
stencil brush (so it was stiff)
DecoArt Dimensional Effects
black, white and light blue paint Deco Art 132276 Americana Acrylic Paint 2 Ounces-Baby Blue-Opaque (Google Affiliate Ad)
Start by mixing 1 tablespoon of Dimensional Effects with 1 teaspoon (approximates) of black paint. Use the stiff brush to drag the medium across the board. Don’t worry if the coverage isn’t perfect, and you want lots of lines in it as well–this will create the raised lines that will sand off and look distressed later.
When that’s dry, cover the whole board, including the sides, with blue paint (or whatever color you want your letters to be in the end)
Cut all your information from vinyl and stick to the board when the blue paint is dry. Paint over everything with white paint and remove the vinyl.
When the white paint is dry, use sand paper to take off some layers of white and blue paint. The raised lines of the Dimensional Effects give great texture to the final product.
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