DIY Acrylic Whitewashed Hand Painted Signs or Ornaments The Easy Way

3 Materials
1 Hour
Do you love the look of custom, rustic wood signs and ornaments but find your hand lettering skills less than stellar? Here's is a simple trick (using minimal supplies) that will have you painting like a pro in no time!
First "whitewash" the wood with a mixture of two parts acrylic craft paint and one part water. Apply the mixture with a paint brush and wipe offf excess moisture with heavy paper towels or a lint free cloth.
Print and cut out your desired graphics and/or lettering.
Color the back of your graphics and/or lettering printouts with an oil pastel stick or crayon.
Next tape the printouts in the desired position on the wood using masking tape (colored side down.) Trace graphics and/or lettering with a ballpoint pen and then remove the printouts.
Now you have a great template to use as for easy painting!
Here is a Christmas ornament I done for the tree.....
and a Swedish Christmas sign that I will be using for my next project.

For more details on this and other projects, be sure to visit my original post using the link below. There you will also find a free printable pattern and tutorial on how to make the Swedish Dala Horse clay ornaments/gift tags I used on my sign as an accent piece.

Until next God Jul and happy crafting!

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