Friday, August 17, 2012

DIY Handpainted Thirty-One Gifts Sign

Paint: thirty-one gifts sign


One of my extended family members is a consultant for Thirty-One Gifts and she asked if I would make this collage style sign for her home office:


The 'B' butterfly is part of her team logo, it's painted in silver but a bit hard to see in the photos: 




She requested a black background with white lettering and bright pink details, we settled on white for the frame and I think it works great:


In addition to the inspiring words and team logo she included her start date:


Here's how I made the sign:

1. Print out lettering and arrange layout to fit board:
(I used a 12" x 12" piece of craft paper to simulate board.)


2. Cut 3/4" plywood board at 12" x 12", prime and paint black.
Layout lettering and trace outline of letters using a ballpoint pen:


3. Paint on and inside the indent left behind by the pen:


4. The key and large 'B' are painted in silver:


5. Add fuchsia dots with back end of paintbrush:


6. To make the key appear in the background, almost shadow-like, use fine 220 grit sandpaper and gently tone down the paint:


7. Seal the sign with clear spray gloss.

8. Cut 7/8" lattice wood strips to fit for frame:


9. Prime and paint wood strips white gloss:


10. Glue and nail strips in place:


11. Add a sawtooth hanger at center back:



7 comments:

  1. very carefully, Jaime!!! Great job!

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  2. That is beautiful! I am a Thirty-One rep and understands how much that must have meant to her.

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  3. Found your blog on Pinterest today, 1st post is about 31, which I'm a consultant for too! This is beautiful!!

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  4. Found your blog on Pinterest today, 1st post is about 31, which I'm a consultant for too! This is beautiful!!

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  5. Beautiful! Thanks for linking up to our Pretty Things party. Hope to see you back next week!

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