Monday, July 1, 2013

Wedding Sign

Hi Crafty Friends!

Welcome to July's Designer Crafts Connection blog hop!  This month we're crafting for Family Celebrations!  Our family celebrated a lot in June.  We had a 70th birthday, a 30th birthday, Father's Day and a baby shower.  We have a large extended family and we like to celebrate!

As I write this, we're getting ready for a really big event at the end of June - my youngest daughter's wedding!  I made this sign for the entry.  I used a technique that was new to me - crackle painting with glue.  It was so easy and the results were great, so I am excited to show you.

First, I painted the sign black.

Then, I painted the sign with a layer of clear tacky glue.

Without waiting, I painted over the glue with a blend of white and golden brown paint.  (I didn't have off-white, but I like the streaky effect of the imcomplete mixing of the paints.  It adds to the aged look.)
You can see the surface is showing cracks already, so you need to apply the second layer of paint right away. 

Here's the finished sign board.

I painted wood letters black and then sanded them with sandpaper for an aged look and I added a pink heart in the center.
Simple and quick (and the bride approved!)

Happy Crafting
Enjoy your Family Celebrations!


(For this project, I used Aleene's(R) Clear Gel Tacky Glue(TM) and I would recommend this product for this project.  I have received this product for use in my design work.)


  1. Awesome! I need to make one for my brother and his wife.

  2. Oh I like how this turned out. I think the combination of the white and golden brown turned out perfect! And the Bride's approval is the most important of all :)