A friend asked me to make this sign for him that he was going to hang at the entrance to his lake house. It was a beautiful quote taken from the movie Bohemian Rhapsody. Something we all should live by in my opinion.
Good Thoughts Sign
He gave me a large live edged piece of cedar to put the quote on. But, I forgot to get a picture of the bare wood before I sanded it down. I used my Cricut machine and cut out a stencil of the words.
Then, I used Mod Podge to seal the edges of the stencil. Although I tried sanding it as smooth as I could, I didn’t want any of the paint to seep through when I stenciled on the black paint. That would have made a lot more work for me.
I spaced out each phrase on the board.
I used this flat black paint to stencil it on, although you can use any paint.
Hopefully this will work. It always scary doing a piece for someone you know.
And yes! It worked.
After the paint dried, I put on an exterior sealer. It will be in their carport area so it is pretty well protected. But, we live in rainy, damp Washington so I wasn’t going to take any chances.
Here it is at their lake place. Looks pretty good I think. Hopefully you do too!
- Cedar board
- Black paint
- Mod Podge