Date: Saturday July 7.
Temp: 94 degrees headed to 112
Personal Status: Do not have project for blog even started. Am hot.
Date: Saturday July 7
Personal Status: Still hot. Project totally done!
How did I do it?!!
Crafting in hell means that everything dries super fast!!!!
So, there you go. Upside!
I’m trying to get myself geared up for Midsummer Scream the big Halloween Convention at the end of the month. I’m busy making my yearly best sellers (clicking on the pics will bring you to my Etsy Shop):
But want to come up with some new signs.
I grabbed some scrap MDF that was already cut to 2” wide strips and cut them to 20 inches.
and……5 minutes later they were dry!
I rubbed some candlewax along the edges and painted them (sloppily) with white latex paint – and waited for them to dry.
5 minutes later they….
were not dry! (let’s keep it real)
I sanded away at the edges (the paint won’t stick where the candlewax was rubbed so it pulls away revealing the stained wood beneath) to create an old, peeling paint, look.
And I used my rotary sander to gouge up the ends for an even rougher look (pics of that in minute).
Being in a bit of a hurry, I adapted my design from my Victorian Gothic Coasters.
My sign is 12.5″ wide by 22″ tall and I set up my design so that I could print it out in three sections (shown here in different colors just to make it easier to see – ie it doesn’t print that way) on legal sized paper.
My apologies for the watermarks and small size – people keep taking this design (and my other coaster designs) and claiming it’s their own work…
Using my polycrylic image transfer method (details here) I laid the image on the slats and then set it outside to dry for the standard overnight dry time.
But after 2 hours it was dry!
Halloween sign #1 all finished.
Also…and not to equate the two “thanks”….thank you all for your feedback last wee about the Game Tile project idea. You all are the best! I so appreciated all the points you made, the careful consideration you gave it and the ideas you came up with. I’m actually even more excited about them – although a bit more tempered/grounded ( which is good) – and I’ll keep you posted on how they come out. Thanks again so much!