This month's item was one of my favorites, paint and or stain!
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.
Now be sure to visit the other blogs participating in the challenge. Next month we are inviting YOU to join the challenge. Our item will be a $5 or under thrift store, garage sale, or Craigslist transformation and the party will go live the last Friday of February, so get working :)!