Painting antique signs

BlazeNovember 20, 2001

.. or making them seem antique. Does anyone have instructions for painting these? I am looking to use a background that looks antique and painting words on the piece. What paint technique should I use? I have a wooden plank that will fit over my window. I have stained it but think I could paint over it with an antique white or similar color. Should I sand it down to expose some of the stain, or should I crackle it - keeping in mind I will want to paint letters over this. Anyone know of any good websites that demonstrate this?

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I made some antique signs by using a dark colour as the base coat, charcoal, and then the crackle medium and then antique white over that. I sanded the heck out of them and stencilled my words after that. I also use antiquing stuff by Plaid, you have to spray a sealer on your project first or else the antiquing stuff 'sticks' to the paint.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2001 at 4:26PM
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There are lots of antique looking crafts on Free Craftz Patternz. Each artist explains the technique they use for making it look "antique". You might get ideas there!

Here is a link that might be useful: Free Craftz Patternz

    Bookmark   November 25, 2001 at 10:57PM
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