When I was a little girl, my Mom saved every card and calender that spoke to her . She would cut out what she loved and would make gift tags, adorn a package or make a picture. I remember watching her carefully cutting around delicate edges with so much patience.
Well, I don't have that much patience!
I had a sign that I had bought over the summer because I loved the shape of it.
I hung it over my stove, but if you all know me..it didn't go with anything in my kitchen.
So, I've had it in storage for a few months and decided to make a new sign with it...
So of course I get on the internet, start getting ideas and it came to me! I know it has to do with me only having 5 hours of sleep in 3 days. But that's how I usually get my ideas...sleep deprived!
I found this on Pinterest under Printables. Loved the old look of it! I planned on painting it since my printer never gets the colors right.
Then I found this printable of roses...aren't they pretty?!
Then I painted my sign a flat white...3 coats to be exact.
While it was drying, (this is where I thought about Mom and her patience), I cut out the Merry Christmas and the rose printables. I was seeing double by the time I finished!
Then I laid everything out on my sign and then modged podged the back of it, not the top since I still wanted to paint.
I thought the blue was perfect until I finished it....YUCK! Definitely didn't look right with those roses. The color of the roses were purple, so I started painting over them with some of my hot pink watered down paint so that it wouldn't cover it up...just add some color.
I added some green and definition to the leaves then made the whispy vines to make it more like I had hand painted it all.
That's when I started trying to change the blue Merry Christmas and adding more pink to the roses.
Here you can see it's starting to shape up. I kept adding to get more definition. I just played around with things until I liked it.
Then I sanded the edges on the sign to make it look worn.
And here it is...all finished! After everything was painted and dry, I went over the whole sign with modge podge to seal it all.
Didn't it turn out pretty?!!!
I love how it turned out looking really vintage!
Here's another sign I did the other night but it is all hand painted..no cheating here.
So there ya have how I cheated on making my Merry Christmas sign. Really, the hand painted one took less time than it did....so really cheating wasn't that easy! lol