Sunday, March 6, 2011

Cottage Rules

To celebrate my mother's birthday this week,
I created this quaint sign for her to hang in her guest cottage.
I wanted to use colors that are fresh and clean
teal and red started the base:

(I started with a 12 x 20 blank canvas)
After my imperfect stripeys were dry I played around
with white gesso, adding stripes and polka dots.
I figured out the words
and cut them out onto contact paper
with various fonts on my cricut.
Making sure that the letters were smoothed down well,
I then painted over the whole board with
elmers white glue...
and then super quick I painted it with an ivory white color.

Then I waited about 10 minutes and peeled off the contact letters.
As the paint/glue dried the magic emerged.

It turned out better than I could have imagined.
Happy Birthday MOM!


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