DIY Tutorial – Rustic Wedding Sign

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Good Afternoon to you all.  I hope you are well and feeling refreshed on this lovely morning.  It’s beautiful and sunny here in Yorkshire and it looks like the weather is going to be like this for the next week.  How lovely!

Today we are back with our weekly DIY feature and I am delighted to invite bride to be, Sarah from Kippers and Curtains to the blog to share with us this great Rustic Wedding Sign DIY tutorial. It would make a great addition to any Boho Wedding.

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I’ll hand the blog to Sarah…

‘Imagine these signs in the correct setting on stands – outdoors on a sunny day…….
As we are having an outdoor wedding reception, two things that are on the cards are a lemonade stand and a candy bar. All that was left to do was to make some rustic signs.
I love projects like this! ‘

STEP 1) Paint the wood with the black acrylic – let it dry for a good couple of hours.

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STEP 2) Once the paint is dry, brush on some PVA glue in various thickness. This will create the crackle, the thicker the glue, the deeper the cracks. This is all done by trial and error – best to experiment first.

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STEP 3) When the PVA is tacky to touch, start to paint your top coat in white or cream. You need to paint in the opposite direction to the glue, you will feel a pull against the brush going through the glue. I put the wood on the radiator to speed up the crackle process

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STEP 4) You may need to touch up the paint in various places, and also give patches a bit of a sand down for the distressed look.

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Choose a font (1001 free fonts is great) I just done freehand  joined up writing for the ‘lemonade’ sign. For the ‘candy’ sign I copied a western saloon style font freehand. First I drew it on lightly in pencil. I then went over it neatly with a black italic marker pen. If you are not confident with freehand a stencil might be a good option.

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    Thanks so much for featuring my signs – I hope to make more in the future and sell some – I can also do custom designs if anybody is interested.
    Lots of Love
    Sarah xx


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