There is a cute little company called Poppyseed Projects and they put together kits so you can make cute, textured and distressed signs.
|photos from Poppyseed Projects|
They had already prepped our signs with the texturizing cream and a coat of both white and black paint. We added the vinyl over the top that would serve as our stencil.
Some of us had a little trouble adding the vinyl...
Then we were able to choose a paint color and paint it over the top of our signs.
|Bev from Flamingo Toes painting her sign.|
I begged a bloop of Sage from the cute gal in the hat and mixed it with my Neon Green. The lady with the Aqua color let me have the rest of her bottle, so I ended up getting kind of an ombre effect. It turned out pretty cool and I had people oohing and ahhing over it, which was nice.
Here's a close up of the texture.
Once I began the sanding process, the black base layer began to show through, making the sign look really old and distressed.
A big thank you to Poppyseed Projects and to the SNAP! team for arranging this for us.
By the way, the moral of this story (for me) is that sometimes a limitation or a problem can actually spur on creativity even more. Everyone around me did a solid color. That's what all of the sample boards were, so I just went on auto-pilot and was going to do what the sample suggested. It was only when I discovered there wasn't enough paint that I went into Problem-Solving-Mode. I think my end result was better for it, because my sign was different from all of the others. Learning to use what you've got is a good talent to have.
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