Thursday, February 9, 2017

New Old Sign Stencils

Making signs, for me, is a very happy hobby. I had always wanted to learn 'how' and learn I have. 

Rarely do I have to wash off the chalk paint that has 'flowed' under the stencil letter - happens when using a brush that has too much paint or one that wasn't dry when stencilling (or as sometimes happens, not holding the stencil in place and things 'slip').

I am always on the hunt for well used boards to use for my stencils and the boxes and stacks of collected boards sometimes threaten to use too much house space.

Donna of Funky Junk Interiors has recently added more great stencils to her online store and she wrote a new post about Everything You Need to Know About Stencilling. Thank you Donna.

My new stencils from Funky Junk Interiors arrived and I am making new signs. I used my best board for the first one I made - FARMHOUSE. I love the size of the stencil. Love the board - RED, good length, good width. Added a coat of Jersey Red CeCe Caldwell before stencilling because the board had a few scrapes of white showing through.

Then I made the Private small sign - just right for a kid to hang on their door to make a point.

and CABIN - dreaming summer thoughts.

Lake RENTALS - used a great old piece of cut plywood that I had asked for at an estate sale - from the piles of old cut up pieces of wood outside one of the barns.

Added a wash of 1-1 water/CeCe Caldwell Santa Fe Turquoise chalk-clay paint to both sides before stencilling Lake Rentals using CeCe Caldwell Beckley Coal.

All the signs were clear waxed and polished after drying, sanded a bit plus the red FARMHOUSE sign had dark wax added on top of the clear wax in some areas.

More stencils another day.

Featured by:

Donna of Funky Junk Interiors Feb 17/17
Linda of Coastal Charm Feb 20/17

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  1. Great signs Joy. I really like the color on the Lake Rentals sign!

  2. Your signs are so inspiring ... I want to go paint some. Have lots of wood ... just need time. Love the Lake Rental on the little sleeve ironing board piece.
    Audrey Z.

  3. Absolutely beautiful. I am especially smitten with that red and black farmhouse sign. I need to pop over and check out Donna's stencils. I am usually all thumbs and mess the letters. You have made it look super easy! :)

  4. All great signs Joy! I have stenciled for years and always love doing it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. I love your signs you created and love the different wood shapes. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

  6. Hi Joy, you have a great knack of knowing which stencil/colour/piece of wood to put together to create a great looking sign, these latest ones are fab. Happy Mosaic Monday.

  7. Great signs. We just replaced a section of fence and I had my husband save a few boards for signs. The farmhouse sign is a lovely colour.

  8. Love the signs! Thank you for sharing at Link It Up Wednesday!

  9. You're becoming the stencil "Queen," Joy! I'm a stencil-lover, too, and am always bring home junk wood I've saved from the curb or an estate sale's discard pile. Thanks for linking up your signs with us at Vintage Charm :)

  10. I love signs, your's are very beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talent at the Creative Muster Party. Pinned
    Robin | Fluster Buster

  11. Just love these Joy. I'm not the least bit crafty, but this seriously tempts me to try! I'd love to make one that says 'Canal Cottage' for our Florida home.....

  12. Joy,
    Great signs! What is it about words on wood that captures us? Thanks for sharing at Monday Social.


  13. I love them all...even the hutch pretty!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!


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