I am back…to the best of my ability when summer is here!
I have loads of work, lots of clients—business is good!
I just completed a little sign for one of my lovely English clients–easy peasy!
She wanted the words Do zobaczenia on a sign so she could hang it on her gate. Do zobaczenia means “see you” in Polish.
So I started with an old piece of wood I had lying around….doesn’t everybody have old pieces of wood lying around?? Now you know what you can do with them!!
I cut it to size then painted it Duck Egg Blue. I just got a new stencil in the mail and wanted to try it out on this sign. So I mixed some Duck Egg with a bit of Old White to lighten the colour slightly and then used the stencil on top of the Duck Egg to give it this effect:
Then, using tracing paper, I traced out the letters on to the sign and painted them in Old white.
I then sanded. Normally with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ™ you sand after the first coat of wax. I really wanted the painted letters to be quite faint to give the sign a more aged look so I sanded until I could see the blue through the white. Then I waxed with clear wax, drilled two holes and then used string so it would hang.
Pretty cute, eh! I have done quite a few of these and they are a great way to use wood scraps.
And of course I will be using this tone on tone technique with the stencil on a piece of furniture!! That should be coming soon…fingers crossed!