Hi Everyone! It’s Lindsay from the design team here to share a really fun Christmas decor project with you! This sign was so much fun to make, and after all the time I spent on the background, it was such a life saver to have The Crafter’s Workshop Merry Christmas Stencil to quickly finish this project and know I couldn’t mess it up! If you want to see how I made my sign today, you can check out the video tutorial below!!
**THE CRAFTER’S WORKSHOP SENT ME SOME OF THE PRODUCTS USED IN THIS TUTORIAL, HOWEVER, ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE SOLELY MY OWN! I ONLY DESIGN FOR COMPANIES I STAND BEHIND 100%!**
First I should mention, I am using MDF board as the base for my sign. I think this works so much better than wood, especially for this sign, to create a nice smooth background with no texture. Also, I absolutely LOVE the Heavy Body Acrylic Paints, but for how many layers this sign needs the cheaper and thinner paints really work best for this type of sign. And I know the pattern on this sign looks super complicated, but I promise all you need is a little masking/painter’s tape!
Like I said above, this sign takes quite a lot of thin layers of paint to really build up the color. Plus, you’re using three different colors of paint, so the dry time can be time consuming. However, I employed first my heat tool, but about half way through it got a little too hot to handle. So I switched over to my hair dryer and this works so much better for drying in between layers! You can control the heat and air flow so much better and does a quicker job, without burning you or your sign!
After the background of this sign was done I REALLY did not want to mess up on the writing. And to be honest, I had already spent quite a bit of time on it, I just wanted to finish this quickly. That is why the Rustic Sign Stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop are so handy to have! I knew the words would be perfect and I didn’t have to spend a lot of time on it. They were literally on in less than five minutes! I used the Fluffy Modeling Paste from The Crafter’s Workshop for the best coverage and a bit of dimension as well. it is such a neat look!
I hope you all enjoyed my tutorial on how to make this fun Christmas sign! And if you are looking for an easy gift to make for teachers, craft fairs, etc. you should definitely check out the DIY Rustin Sign Stencils! These are PERFECT for a quick present or creating ALOT of signs in a short amount of time! If you are interested in the TCW supplies I used on my project today, you can find them all linked down below! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!