Magnolia Growth Ruler

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Monogram and magnolias are featured on my latest custom growth ruler. I have to say this one might be my favorite to date. Here are others I have done as well.

For the ruler base I chose Varathane wood accelerator to create a warm brown stain. Dixie Belle has a darker Dixie Belle No Pain Gel Stain in walnut that would look lovely as well.

I use 6' tall spruce boards that are 8" wide and 1" thick. Bother sides are stained.

The customer wanted large white flowers so the magnolia garden  Dixie Belle transfer worked perfect. Now to choose what parts to use.

Using my favorite  Muddaritaville Studio growth ruler stencil I stenciled the markings and numbers on using warm white endless shore Dixie Belle silk paint. All was lightly sanded with a Dixie Belle sanding sponge.

I hand paint all my custom names; the customer chooses the font of their choice and I size it to the ruler. Once printed out I trace it onto the ruler after rubbing white chalk on the backside of the paper.

Then the name is hand painted using a small artist brush and again the endless shore Dixie Belle silk paint.

The name is all hand painted and left to dry then it woo was lightly sanded with a Dixie Belle sanding sponge.

I cut the transfers out and came up with a design plan layout

before removing the backing and burnishing in place.

To seal everything Dixie Belle clear coat in flat sheen was brushed on using the fabulous Dixie Belle scarlet brush. Both sides were sealed with 2 coats on back and 4 on front with a light sanding between coats with a Dixie Belle sanding sponge.

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  • Karon Cino Karon Cino on Sep 25, 2021

    Hi. I noticed you were doing this for a customer. How much would you charge for something like this? TIA.


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