I was recently hanging out with one of my best blogging buddies and we happened to be thrifting it up at our local Goodwill store. I came across this pretty typical Halloween sign that I’m sure was from a craft store as a pre-made sign you could purchase. It just wasn’t my style but I liked the jagged cut wood and the possibility of what it could be. So I snagged it for $3. I knew one thing for sure, I wanted a black and white sign. So I came home and got to work and designed a vinyl stencil and started painting.
– Vinyl Stencil
– Wood Board, or Old Wood Sign
– Acrylic Paint
– Foam Brush
– Light Sandpaper for distressing
I created my vinyl stencil in my Silhouette cutting program, I used a purchased design for the giant pointing finger. The font I used for the lettering was Algerian.
I prepped my sign by giving it a quick coat of a medium gray acrylic paint, that way I wouldn’t see the orange lettering through the white paint. Once that was dry I gave it a couple really good coats of white acrylic paint, let it dry. Then I applied my stencil and painted my design with black acrylic paint. Once that was almost dry I removed my stencils. I gave it a quick rough up with some light sandpaper to age it a bit, it also let the gray coat and a tiny bit of the original orange lettering peek through. Love that this sign is now a little more my style.