If you come to visit me this Holiday Season,
my wall will welcome you!
"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
will be a big bright happy expression.
This will be my little Christmas corner.
I've got my stockings out, the tree halfway up,
but I always love the sparkly lights anytime.
You could even make this sign to hang outdoors.
Mine measures 30" x 49".
Right, a BIG Merry little Christmas!
I used 1/4" underlayment.
($13 for the whole 4' x 8' sheet)
I framed the board with furring strips.
Here is the construction on back:
To make sure some of the paint would sand off,
I wiped on a little vaseline over the
brown painted surface. (just random and sparse)
That way, after the off white paint,
some places will sand and look chippy old.
I didn't use a photoshop layout this time.
I made a sketch and then measured, marked,
and taped where my lettering would go.
I chalked in all of the design and lettering first.
Easy to change.
Using a flat brush laying in the thick shadow,
Then on it's side for edging.
Then a liner brush in darker charcoal for the drop shadow.
Easy grays, whites, charcoals, and browns
make a restful palette,
and will anchor my cozy Christmas Corner.
This year, my nook will be neutral.
But can't you just see this sign
in red with white letters!!
I tucked some rosemary clippings in a water pouch
inside of my burlap ribbon.
I love Thanksgiving Week.
But I had to get jump started on my Christmas projects
so that I can share them with all of my creative friends!!
I have more fun things that I'm adding to my Christmas corner.
I will be sharing those later this week.
Hope to see you back soon.