I nearly tossed away these two uneven fence planks, but then I decided to try something different!
I like sign text to breathe, and one board would have looked too skimpy. So doubling them up worked awesome!
And for a little extra quirk, the boards were spaced, then taped down to the table before stencilling.
And what better thing to use than good ‘ol rustic twine!
Here’s how I did it…
2. Dry brush on a little aqua after the red has cured.
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To create the ‘barn boards, two fence planks were painted in Fusion Mineral Paint’s York Fort Red.
I’m VERY FUSSY with reds. This one looks turned out like a true barn red, so I was pretty ecstatic!
(thanks Fusion for sending these colour testers my way to try!)
Then a blend of Renfrew Blue and Champness helped create the mottled aqua colour.
The blue was added by swiping the brush against the wood grain randomly, careful not to blend, but rather, plop into place.
3. Masking tape the boards together with an intentional gap. Stencil on design with a very dry brush. (this step not shown)
Visit my tips on How To Stencil HERE.
4. Drill 3 holes on each side of the planks with a spade drill bit, (affiliate link) large enough to allow for two twine thicknesses.
5. Thread the first hole at the twine’s half way point.
6. Thread one side of the twine through the hole right above the bottom one.
7. Scoot kitty cat aside, showing gratefulness for their interest…
8. Then thread the twine on the other side the same way, intersecting the same hole.
9. Pull to tighten, but only how tight you stenciled the design on.
10. Repeat the twine through the upper hole…
11. Double knot on top of the board, leave a large hanging gap, then finish with one big knot at the top.
Now that’s my kinda sewing. 🙂
The wonky boards ended up looking as if every quirk was totally intentional.
What do you think? Do you like the added quirk to this one?
You can find the APPLE FARM stencil HERE.
For only $4 more, you can get You Cut Tree FARM PLUS APPLE to make 2 signs HERE.