Welcome to summer! It’s hot and dry here in Northern California so I spent the afternoon painting this picket fence sign inside in the air conditioning!
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I’ve recently rediscovered stencils. This is my newest one. I bought it from a fellow blogger, Angie over at Knick of Time. She is designing a line of stencils that I was really excited about as soon as I heard that she’s not only doing vintage sign reproduction stencils but also Scriptures and lines from hymns! Go visit her Etsy shop and blog and tell her Ann sent you!
I bought these old pickets at Roadside Relics Vintage Market last year and they’ve been sitting in my studio ever since just waiting for the right project to come along. I loved the soft “almost pink” color of them. First I lightly sprayed the back of the stencil with Elmer’s Craftbond Spray Glue and waited about 5 minutes. The instructions say that if you affix it immediately after spraying the bond will be permanent… I haven’t tried that yet. But if you wait 5 minutes it will just be tacky and will easily pull up after you paint. (Another hint when using Elmer’s Craftbond: After you’re finished with the project turn the can upside down and spray until nothing else comes out. This will leave the nozzle clean and it won’t be clogged up when you need it again. It may seem like you’re wasting it but that’s much less than you’ll waste if you can’t use the rest of the can!) I’m using Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint in Carbon that they sent to me for another project. But I have PLENTY left over so you’ll probably see this color again, too. Then stencil brush came with the stencil. I poured the paint out on a paper, dipped my brush in it, and wiped most of it off before dabbing onto the wood. It dries fast! I have just the place for my new picket fence sign! Follow me on Instagram and I’ll post a photo as soon as I get them hung up.
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim