Here is the before shot and
how I winged it a tutorial on how I did it:
And than white...
I tried pulling off the white paint with a tape to distress it and it worked a little.
I used modge podge glue on both sides of the calendar sheets to adhere and seal them onto the wood.
I brushed on some "Honey Brown" acrylic paint on to match the colour of the calendar sheets.
I than thought I would crackle the sign, so I brushed on some crackle medium and when it dried I added a coat of red paint.
It worked in a few spots but I didn't like the overall look of the sign. So I roughly brushed on some white acrylic paint all over the sign including over the prints lightly and I liked it much better.
I still didn't think it was distressed enough so I tried using regular clear masking tape but it didn't pull enough paint off. I saw some "Tuck Tape" nearby and decided to give that a shot...
And it worked beautifully! It revealed a teal colour underneath...not sure how that happened?
I am not 100% in love with it but I do think I successfully made a sign and made it look old. I think its missing some hardware of some sort or needs to hang somewhere. I also like the fact that it didn't cost me anything to make. What do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. This project would be a great way to use up Christmas cards and scrap wood...I am going to try this again...
I am linking to one of my favourite blogs Centsational Girl and her Christmas craft linky party and Crazy Domestic's Linky Party