I’ve been painting old scraps of wood again. 🙂 I have told you all about the huge bins of scrap wood in the parking lot down the street. It’s a re-purposer’s dream. This builder is so kind to just leave it all there for people like me to use as needed. This time I decided to use a little paint & then an image transfer technique I found on Pinterest to make this Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Sign. You can go to Meredith’s blog & view how to do it at UnOriginal Mom. The only thing I did differently is that I let the color image set on the wood for a period of time & then I lifted it off- allowing some of the image to come off to give the distressed look. So slightly different. But I love the aged look it has.
Basically I started with a mis-shapen piece of ply wood. I painted it all one color. Then printed out my clover clip art & applied a good amount of Mod Podge matte finish to the colored print. I then laid it on my board & rubbed it pressed firmly all over the image. I allowed it to set for about 5 minutes – maybe a little more. Then I just started lifting my paper off & the image stayed behind – with the exception of some areas – which was what I wanted.
I allowed it to dry while I painted the word “Lucky” freehand. I wanted it to be imperfect & look like it had been worn off in places. Then I took a greyish green paint & dry brushed around the edges & other areas to give it a distressed, aged look. Once that was dry I just went over it with a thick coat of Mod Podge matte finish to just seal it all in.
I think it took me longer to decide on my clip art images than it did to complete the project altogether. I like that I can re-use something that someone else had tossed out & make something decorative for the porch. Now I just need to make a wreath. 🙂
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