Monday, November 18, 2013

Noel Sign

 This is a project from Christmas of last year.  I never got around to doing a post on it because all 5 of my kids got sick with various things the 2 weeks leading up to Christmas and then the week of Christmas, all 7 of us got the flu from hell that everyone seemed to be getting in 2012.  It felt like the plague had come to town.  
So after Christmas I thought, gosh, I just don't want to post Christmas after Christmas, so I decided to save it for this year, and counted myself really really ahead of the game.  Hehe.

This Noel project turned out cute in the end, but boy, was I really mad at it for quite awhile.  There is a complete and ultimate FAIL on the opposite side of the board.  We had stained the board a pretty brown color, put a vinyl Noel over it, then painted black over that, then a crackle glaze, and then white on top of that.  The glaze gooped and lumped and didn't go very well at all.  I was so sad.  Thank heavens for the backside of boards.  Hehe.

So I flipped it over, painted the entire thing white, then put on the Noel vinyl again and painted one million coats of red glitter paint.  I learned a lesson doing this.  It would have gone so much faster if I had put down a red base coat first.  Next time!

The board is a 1x12x24 piece of white wood. (really inexpensive wood)
Then just white paint.
The glitter paint I used is called Folkart Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint and the color was Red.

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