So I made a sign with clips!
It's great when things that looks good are also functional.
The humble beginnings.... (I'm a big fan of before-and-afters.)
I cut, sanded, painted, and glazed the wood. This was my first all-over glaze, and I like how it turned out. I painted a medium-thickness coat of oak acrylic gel stain all over the piece, then wiped it with a damp paper towel until it was the shade I wanted. The glaze collected nicely on the edges and in cracks to add to the worn look.
I attached the metal clips (from Hobby Lobby) with 9001 glue.
I printed out my letters in paint.net (a free download). I transferred them to my board by tracing them with a pencil, positioning it on the board, and scribbling on the letters with a pencil to transfer the graphite.
Then I filled in with a chocolate paint.
You can use this to hang anything--pictures, seeds, lists, etc.
Pretty and useful! Isn't beauty better when it works for you?
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