Thursday, June 19, 2014

"Welcome to Our Nest" Sign

Hey friends!

I have another "Welcome" sign

for your door.

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I know - 
I keep rolling with 
painted canvas panels.
But as I keep coming up with new design ideas
I like to share them with you.
This is really a basic design
that should be easy to replicate.

Here is a template that you can use.

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Use a 16 x 20 canvas panel.

Paint off white.

Shade with Folkart Camel on the edges.

You can use a clear glaze to help blend your edges.

But you don't have to use glaze 

if you want to see more of a brush stroke.

Pencil transfer your pattern onto the canvas.

Use camel and dark chocolate for the ribbon.

Dark Chocolate for liner brush lettering.

Use camel and suede for brushing in the nest circle

with a larger chip brush.

Paint the center Americana Dark Chocolate.

Using a shabby smaller chip brush,

keep it fairly dry by off loading paint onto paper towel.

Use camel, suede, or raw sienna

keeping a light amount of paint on your brush,

use a criss cross motion making x's around the edge

of the circle.

Should be a light and airy effect - rough edge.

Now with a small angle brush 

make more x marks around nest edge.

Chalk transfer eggs in nest.

Prime or paint off white.

Layer sea breeze and aqua

leaving tops and lefts of eggs white.

Drop shadow on bottom right.

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Splatter nest and eggs brown.

Chalk transfer lettering for "Welcome" on ribbon.

Liner Brush for lettering.

Grommets and Burlap ribbon for hanging.

Simple and Sweet.

You could put any number of eggs in your nest.

You could even personalize each egg.

Happy Painting!


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North Shore Bungalow said...

Great tutorial! You make it look SO easy, thanks for sharing. -Bev

Jan said...

Love this one Deb. Want to make it for the door for Fall. Thanks!

20 North Ora said...

Deb - oh how darling! Love your idea of using the canvas paintings for the door. Something new and different. Thanks for the great tutorial!


Twice Nice said...

Beautiful Deb!

Feral Turtle said...

You are so talented Deb! Just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

How cute! You have so much talent!

Gigi @ Old World Patina

Allison @ The Golden Sycamore said...

What a pretty sign! You are so talented!

reFresh reStyle said...

Beautiful Deb! I love the colors. I'll be sharing with the world :) Thanks for linking up at Inspiration Monday!

Linda said...

Welcome signs are nearly always charming. Yours is charming plus! The blue pops so there is no doubt. Guests are welcome! Visitng from Wow us Wed. Linda