How to Paint a Pallet sign with an Ombre Paint Technique
I love a GOOD ombre finish, one that blends nicely--and I think I came up with one that works great, especially on signs.
I am sharing with you a 2 color ombre paint technique. Ombre means shaded or gradual in tone or color. Most often you see it with one color and white added to make it gradually lighter. I used two complimentary, but different colors.
I started with a sign I put together from pallet wood.
I decided the best way to do this was to double fist it. Yes, I know, living life on the wild side. I used a teal and a bright green color. Other colors that would work well together would be red and orange or yellow, blue and yellow, pink and yellow, navy blue and grey.
If you are a paint purist and can't handle a little green getting in your blue can and visa versa, pour some paint on a paper plate because you will get a little mixing.
I started with the teal on one end and the bright green on the other. And then on the next board closest to the green I added a little teal first and then green on top. On the board next to the teal one I used a little green and then more teal on top.
The middle board got an even mixture of both colors. This is what it looked like when I was finished:
When it was dry, I gave it a light sanding and then used chalk to hand letter my sentiment.
I use white latex in a semi-gloss enamel. This helps the lettering to stay white and not get "dirty" when you stain over the paint. I use flat brushes for the block letters and a small brush for the never.
I applied Min-wax stain in Early American over all of it when the lettering was dry.
I love how the ombre turned out and how the white lettering pops against the bright colors.