I have been working feverishly on projects for the upcoming market, though it feels like I haven’t accomplished much. I go in five different directions at once and then look around wondering where the time went. One project that I had planned to do for a long time was this Joy in the Morning Rooster Sign.
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Surface for painting, such as cabinet door
I bought a few of these cabinet doors at the local Habitat ReStore. The beadboard detail caught my eye and I knew they would make cute cottage-y signs.
I have gotten in a bad habit of not taking before pictures, so just imagine a dark stained wood door. I filled the door handle holes, primed and painted. A very subtle glaze was added as well.
For the design, I first decided on the fonts, then printed out the words. I drew the rooster by hand, then traced it and the text onto the board. I had planned to scan the image and share the file with you, but my rooster was too big to fit my scanner. This should work, though: If you click on this picture, then save it, you can insert it into a document and resize as needed.
After tracing the image, simply paint with a black craft paint. Using the right size brushes really helps you get a smooth finish. I used a variety of sizes of flat artist brushes for this project. Winsor & Newton brushes are some of my favorite. Loew Cornell are decent as well.
Lastly, I added a coat of clear spray paint over the whole thing. This rooster sign will be going into my booth at the market, but I will probably make another for myself. Eventually.
I have a couple of other signs also completed, will show you those soon. I’m pretty nervous about this market- I hope it will bring lots of traffic- and sales, of course. Say a little prayer for everyone involved? Thanks!
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