Tuesday, September 30, 2014

DIY Fall Rustic Sign

I had some leftover hardboard from my Farmer's Market Sign, so I made this fall rustic sign for my mantel. 

Click here to see my inspiration piece that I used. 

Here is what I started with. 
The hardboard was from Home Depot and was primed with a white primer spray paint. 
The letters were cut using card stock from my Silhouette Cameo using the following fonts:
Pumpkins = Falling Skies Font
Apples = Autumn Font
Hayrides = Merveille Font
They are all free and you can click on the links to take you to them. 
I used a sharp pencil and traced the letters on the board. 

Here are the paint colors that I used. 

Napthol Crimson
Canyon Orange
Yellow Ochre

To distress my sign, I used a dry brush technique with a clean brush and the paint color Rich Espresso. 

I also used a woodgrain stamp and gathered twigs Distress Ink. 

Here is the sign after I dry brushed on the paint and added the stamp. 

I used celery green for the arrow. 

After I painted the outlined letters, I used a small brush and my rich espresso paint and outlined the letters. 

I used my finger to add on more paint in the corners and letters to give it a more distressed look. 

My DIY fall rustic sign sits on my fall mantel and I love it. 

It's not perfect looking but I like the technique and look for my home decor. 

Stay tuned for my fall home tour. 

Thank you for looking and see you on the next post. 

Hugs, Shelly

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  1. I love the rustic, fall feel to your sign - it looks great on the mantel with the window. If you have time, we would love for you to share it on Make It Monday which runs from Sunday night to Wednesday.

  2. Thanks for hurrying on over to Make It Monday. I am pinning and sharing this!

  3. That all looks so great together.Very cute.

  4. I just found you on you tube and i love your rustic style can't wait to watch more of your video's Thank you so much for sharing... p.s I am also looking to purchase the Silhouetle Cameo for diy's products especially making rustic signs would you recommend this machine ? if yes would love to see more video's using this machine... thanks again :)


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