I wanted to make a simple, vertical, Easter sign. This is what I came up with.
First I painted a board a fuschia color.
Then, using my Silhouette, I made a stencil from vinyl. I used Annabel Antique Script.
I painted each letter a different Spring color.
Here's the sign after it dried. It's a little dull to me so I decided to glaze it.
After the glaze dried, I drilled holes at the top for the ribbon.
Then I distressed it. If you look closely, you can see how the glaze brightened the sign.
I love this yellow polka dot ribbon with the fuschia board. I made a bow and sealed the edges with the lighter. If you just put it close, it melts the edge to keep from fraying.
I put the "hanging" ribbon through the holes I drilled. The ribbon is knotted in the back, to keep it in place.
Here's a close up so you can see the great effect the glaze added.
Here's the finished board with the bows hot glued on.