This is a super easy project, and doesn't involve a lot. Enjoy!
- Plain Wooden Sign
- Acrylic Paint
- Paper - Graphic 45
- Mod Podge, or another decoupage medium
- Stazon Ink
- Tim Holtz Stamp Set - Captured Moments
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
- Ink Blending Tool
- Foam Brush
- Cricut Expression
- Storybook Cricut Cartridge
Step 1: Paint your wooden sign a solid color with acrylic paint, and allow to dry.
Step 2 and 3: Using your decoupage medium, glue down your paper and allow it to dry. I 'allowed' mine to dry with a heat tool :) Try to keep the glue from getting on the top of your paper. That will make stamping on it later a lot easier.
Step 4 and 5: Using Stazon Ink, stamp various images on the background of your sign. The lip on my sign didn't allow for an acrylic block to fit, so I used the stamp with my hands. It made for an awesome distressed look.
Step 6: Ink over the background with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. It's amazing to watch how the ink brings out the tearing on the paper.
Step 7: Seal the background with your decoupage medium.
Step 8: I cut my words out with the Cricut Expression, using the Storybook Cartridge. The larger letters were cut at 2.25 inches, and the smaller letters were cut at 1.25 inches. Using the decoupage medium, I glued them down where I wanted them, and sealed them over with more decoupage.
It's that easy! I hope you all find this helpful! Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty - give it a try!