Craft Sticks for Grown-ups?
Who knew the craft medium we used as kids could produce a grown-up look.
I was messing around one day, looking for something different to stencil on.
Inspired by my favorite “Fixer Upper” show, I decided to create my own mini shiplap.
The projects below are the result of my “playtime”.
This one’s for anyone who loves Americana, old signs, topography and the look of old shiplap.
Or for anyone who loves playing with wood craft sticks.
How to make the Americana Sign: (*Amazon Affiliate Links)
- 12 Wood Sticky Sticks with Adhesive Tips*
- Decoart Americana Decor Stencil American Tribute*
- DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint: Night Sky*, Dark Scarlet*, Cotton Ball*
- Red Twine*
- Deco Art Americana Decor Angle Flat Brush, 1-Inch* and Stencil Brush*
- Craft Glue*>
- Fine Sandpaper or Sanding Sponge*
- Removable Painters Tape*
Finished Size: 6” x 6”
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- Create a sign by gluing together 8 tongue depressors on the front and 4 tongue depressors on the back.
- Paint both sides of the sign with blue paint.
- Using select sections of the stencil, tape stencil in place using removable painters tape.
- Using a stencil brush, dip just the tip of your brush into the paint. Tap off excess paint before applying to prevent the paint from seeping under the edges of the stencil.
- Apply paint with stencil brush in a straight up and down motion called stippling.
- Drill small hole in the top corners and insert red twine to use as a hanger.
- Optional Step: For a distressed look, lightly sand the edges of the sign with extra fine sand paper.
Here’s a project I did a few years ago using a product called sticky sticks.
The paint and stencils used in these projects were sponsored by DecoArts.