Custom Faux Woodgrain Sign

This was such a fun project that I created for our River House!  I had a large piece of left-over wood from another project I had done, and I thought it would be the perfect piece to create a custom faux woodgrain sign!

Custom Faux Woodgrain Sign

I primed the sign with Bondago Canvas White and then I applied the basecoat color of General Finishes Milk paint Millstone.  You will want to allow this to dry completely.

Next, we will create a fun faux woodgrain look using the Woodgrain Roller and a glaze mixture using General Finishes Antique White and Golden Paintworks Glazing Medium mixed 50/50.  You will apply this glaze mixture to the surface 100% coverage and while the glaze is wet you will roll the roller through the wet material.  For further explanation, watch the video below for the full application process.

Then I created a custom one-time-use stencil using my Cameo and a custom design for the Dan & Jenn. If you have your own Cameo or Cricut, you can create your own custom wording for your sign.

I attached the stencil to the surface using the technique shown in the video. You will weed the stencil and then use masking material you will transfer your stencil to the surface.

Then I used a traditional stenciling technique to stencil in all the openings with Black acrylic paint.

To finish off this project, you will want to topcoat your project to protect and enjoy it for many years!  It's such a blast to create something custom and unique for your home and family!


Xo, Jenn

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