Happy Fall Yall'! We're so excited to have you join us in crafting our new "hello fall" sign project! This is one of my favorite projects this season. If you don't have your DIY in a BOX kit yet, click HERE to order yours today before they sell out. Also, if you have any questions at all while painting your pieces, click HERE to contact us!
We will start our project by painting the base sign blue with chalk paint. If you would like a rustic look use less paint and do your best to keep the brush dry so wood grain shows through. Don't forget to paint your edges! Set the sign aside to dry while you then paint the letters.
Using the small brush paint the face of the hello white and the fall red. Try NOT to load the paint on, it will end up in the small holes of the letters. Reference the photo below on a great way to hold the brush. If the paint does get in the holes of the letters it's not a big deal but then you have the extra step of painting all the sides and its more work for you and takes longer to dry and many more coats of paint.
Allow time for the letters to dry. Use this time to make sure you like how the blue base coat looks on the sign. One they are DRY, place them in the center of the block. Do NOT glue them down yet. Just place them in the desired location.
Use brown paint on small brush to paint the branches. Make some longer than others and have them come into the words from all angels, keep some straight and make some cure for a more natural look.
Have some fun in mixing colors! Lots of browns, reds and oranges will help your sign have a great fall vibe.
Using your small brush dip into yellow, white and red. Get all three colors on the brush. They will each appear when you paint your leave. Think about painting an almond shape or eyeball.
Paint the leaves by making three lines. Two curved lines on either side then one line down the center. If you think the colors are mixing too much dip into the paint colors you selected before you paint each line.
Paint all the leaves on one branch using the same colors. Then use a different color on the next branch. Reference our completed photo to see how we alternated colors.
Special Note: It helps to rotate the sign as you paint, opposed to reaching across the sign to paint the leaves coming down from the top.
If you feel like the colors are blending together your can allow them to dry and go back and add highlights. We used only red to paint some of the leaves on several branches. The red didn't cover well so some sections look darker than others. Some leaves may need two coats.
We made more leave colors using green and yellow. Use the same technique of two curved line and one line down the center to get that almond shape leave.
Once you are done painting the leaves you lift the word one at a time and add glue and place back down on the sign. I say one at a time, so you can keep the same placement you originally desired. Take a picture of your completed project and tag us online! More details below.
Special Note: Sign is intended for indoor use.
P.S. Don't forget to tag @paintedbytheshore on Instagram to share your progress & completed projects! Every Monday we'll choose 1 person who tagged us to be our "winner of the week", & they'll get an awesome prize sent to them!