I am so excited to share this with you... so when Jake was out of town two weeks ago I wanted a craft project to keep me occupied. I knew exactly what I wanted to do... So I grabbed a board I had found, went to Lowes and grabbed soem Valspar Weathered Crackle Paint, the two colors I wanted, and a top coat... then went home and got to work. The process is explained here. Basically though you have to use flat paint, or it won't work.
So once I got the black dried (this was my base coat), then I put on the Weathered Crackle Paint (Middle), then once that was dried I put the white on-top... it is like magic as it starts working before you can start painting your surface, so work quick!
After the board part was done and the top coat applied it looked like this...
Then I used my SCAL program and cut vinyl out of my last name in all caps, est. 2003, and some scrolls to put on the sides. I LOVE how this turned out!
I know the picture is blurry... sorry, the upload for this one picture was blurry and I didn't have a chance to take another one.
So what do you think? I personally think it is a keeper, and am REALLY thinking about doing this as gifts for people for Christmas this year. The cool thing is that if I make them now I can practically do it for free because I already have the paint and vinyl... just need wood. :o) It was so much fun to see the end result.
Hope you are having a great day!