Sunday, April 17, 2011
I transferred the design to my board with white tracing paper and gave all the letters 2 to 3 coats of antique white paint. I then sanded the piece with large grit sandpaper, and gave it a quick spray coating of matte acrylic sealer.
Next, I antiqued my sign with artist oil paint which I lightly rubbed on with a soft cloth until it looked properly aged. I then sprayed it with a one more coat of sealer followed by several coats of water-based matte finish varnish applied with a sponge brush to give it a smooth surface that won't attract dust.
Because I like the finished look of a simple wood frame, I stained a few pieces of pine molding and glued and nailed them to the plywood. I added screw eyes and picture wire to the back for hanging, and that's it!