I have had a couple of people who really want me to paint some signs for them. They want scripture signs. I know I love having little reminders around my house of God's Truth and Promises. I was given these knick-knack shelves a couple of years ago, but I really didn't know what I wanted to do with them. I decided to add a backing to them, frame them, and then add a verse.
I am so glad I saved all the extra trim and junk boards.
I primed it with Annie Sloans Old White, and then I made the mistake of painting the shelf and frame black. It looked awful and cheap. Since I had little patience left I painted over the black with the Old White, but the black wasn't quite dry. It turned into this distressed gray color.
I love when mistakes turn into solutions.
I went over to the Graphics Fairy and picked out a floral boarder. I used the charcoal method to transfer. With permanent India ink and a calligraphy pen I traced over the design and added a little vine here and there. I then transferred the verse the same way and went over it with a Sharpie Paint Marker.
I let it dry 24 hours before I clear waxed the whole thing.
This one is a gift for a friend.
I have two more that I want to make for my sale in November.
Have a great weekend!