Thursday, May 15, 2014

Moving and a New Welcome Sign

I've moved, guys.

My life journey 

has something new for me.

Just so you know

I will always be "lake girl" at heart.

I am excited for my new home and town too.

I'm not sure where that home will be exactly.

We are living in an apartment now.

Of course I had to turn it into a paint studio!

And to make me feel at home,

I decided to make a welcome sign for my door.

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And of course I'm going to share the details with you!

You might want one for your door.

I used a 16" x 20" canvas panel.

I'm going for a chalkboard look.

Base paint with a mix of black and off white.

Here is a video to show the brush motion.

Then I designed the layout in photoshop.

To arch the letters for the name in the ribbon

click on this arch button after you write the text.

Here is the template for your use:

Chalk the outline of letters on the back side of paper.

Transfer the chalk with pen pressure from the front.

Detail with white paint and a liner brush.

Add grommets and ribbon.

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Black chalkboard or grey - both are fun!

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These door hanger welcome signs

are good for any season.

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Bliss said...

Thanks for the easy to understand tutorial, and blessings as you find a new place to call home.

Cecilia said...

Great, easy tutorial! Thanks for sharing. The best of luck with your new move.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Sweet tutorial. Congrats on the move. Good luck on finding a new home :)
Hugs, Gee

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I hope your new abode gives you much joy! LOVE this sign... thanks for the easy to follow instructions!

Susan said...

What a fun project! Thank you for the instructions. Best wishes to you in your new environment~

Dee said...

Such a cool sign Deb. You totally fooled me, I thought it was a chalk board. A canvas is so much lighter to hang. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing, Dee from My Painted Stuff.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a great sign! Sweet dreams in your new home!

Feral Turtle said...

All the best to you in your new home! Glad you have a paint studio, and of course your artwork is always beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I hope you enjoy your new apartment. I think you will be able to make it feel like you belong with all of your beautiful little touches. I hope you are close enough to be able to visit the lake frequently! Thank you so much for the template!

Gigi @ Old World Patina

Cynthia said...

Best wishes as you make your journey to a new home. Thank you for the tutorial. I love your work, and am inspired by the different painting techniques you share. This is a beautiful plaque. I may try to make this for a gift.

awal.ny said...

I love the sign. I love the chalkboard look. Alaina

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

These are too cute! And what a cool technique, I've never seen that before. Love the signs.

Twice Nice said...

Love the signs! Thanks for the tutorial too. May your new home bring you as much joy as your lake home!

KC Coake said...

Gorgeous sign! I'm amazed that you can create the chalkboard look with paint. It looks amazing. I assumed it was digitally neat. Thanks for the ideas!

Prissyville said...

I surely thought this was a chalkboard initially. Awesome job! I like both gray and black. Stopped by via Art Is Beautiful link up. Thanks for sharing this.

Diane Lynn said...

Love your new sign Deb! Wishing you much happiness in your new home and an easy time with the journey that gets you there.

Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams said...

I cannot believe I am just seeing that you moved. Good luck and congrats! We are currently renting now as well, its been almost a year and I am SO ready for our own home. Looks like you are making the apartment your own, which helps.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love your new sign, Deb! Thanks for the tutorial.
Good Luck with your move and to finding the perfect home. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!


Aimee Lane said...

I am totally loving this new sign!!! Featuring you tomorrow. XO, Aimee