Chalk Paint Sign

Creative Artist!
 
I made this sign for my soon to be office.

This was just a test run to see how it looked. I decided to leave off the rabbit. 

 I painted the wood with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. 
Then I sanded it quite a bit. 
 I reversed the images and printed it off on my laser printer.


~How I did it ~



After reversing the images I used - Mod Podge - (glue) and applied it to the toner side of the paper. Gluing the images face down on the wood. Then I wiped up the glue along the edges with a damp sponge. I waited about an hour for the Mod Podge to dry.
 In small sections I added puddles of water on the paper waiting about thirty seconds and sponging off. I then rolled off the paper with my fingers exposing the words and fleur de lis.
An hour later I sealed it with *polycrylic in clear satin - water based. It took the hazed look off the paper and made the black toner look sharp and clear.

Happy Crafting! 
xo,
Dee

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32 comments:

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Looks great Dee. Thanks for the quick tutorial.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very cute Dee!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

It looks great! I love the versatility of ModPodge.
Have a great day!
Pam

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

One of these days I will do something with mod podge! looks great!

laurie said...

you are so clever, that is beautiful ,

Kristie Franklin said...

Great job! I've yet to figure out how to get the hang of printing out images and attaching it to anything? It's confusing to me. HAH

Gypsy Heart said...

I think it looks great! Your directions are clear, however, my mind is fuzzy I guess 'cause I haven't found the nerve to try something like this. :) Can't wait to see your finished office!

xo
Pat

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That came out really nice, Dee! It is going to look great on your office door.

Chatty Crone said...

Lapin a creative artist - love it.
sandie

Shug said...

What a great job you did...what fun!!
blessings and hugs
shug

Barbara F. said...

Sign looks great, Dee, but I am so lost. I am still trying to down load a vintage pic to make a label for a large jar. I thought I chose a small size but it prints 8 1/2 x 11! xo

Gina said...

It looks great, Dee. I need to try this.

photography by suzanne said...

I love it!

Lorraine said...

Very nice!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

This looks great! I haven't tried this method yet, but I am bookmarking this...Thanks!

Carol

It's All Connected said...

The sign looks great! I've always left the glue to dry overnight before rubbing back. If it worked for you, I'll give the shorter time a go. Thanks. ~ Maureen

Annmarie Pipa said...

that looks great!! good for you!!

Angie said...

Interesting method. Hmmmmm. I have never tried that but it looks handpainted..love that!

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Very cute!!

Cynthia said...

Dee,

I love this sign it has a bit of whimsy. You did such a great job. I love it!

Cynthia

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Dee, Great tutorial. Love your "official" sign! I have never tried this technique. I must try this soon!
Your project would be perfect to share at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my new weekly linky party going on now! Come on over and join in!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love your sign, Dee! Thank you for sharing how you made this! I have to give it a try! Very cute!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Very cool -- love the technique and the finished product. Great idea with the wording!

New End Studio said...

Looks great. I need to try that chalk paint. Glad to hear your son is okay ♥

Connie said...

I have got to try this. What a great idea and it turned out beautiful. When you said toner, I'm thinking laser printer. Is that right? I only have an ink jet, but I could get laser copies made at Staples when I'm in town. I have a project that I've started that this would work perfect on. I'M SO EXCITED!!!
Come on over and check out my Hat-Stands made from candle holders and small table lamps.
Have a great day and thank you for this marvelous tip. Connie :)

Cindy said...

Hi Dee,
Your sign is beautiful! I love it.
Hugs, Cindy

Linda Walker said...

Dee,
I love the sign! Is it as easy as you make it seem? I have never tried anything like that but I would love to do a sign with a blessing on it for my diningroom.

Thing I will give it a try....thanks
Linda
mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

What a great sign! Thank you for a great tutorial on how to use mod podge to transer. I've been wanting to try it, now I can!

Terrie said...

Great tutorial and your blos is inspiring.

Eclectically Vintage said...

What's better than a personalized sign - love this! And so sorry to hear about your rug problem!!
Kelly

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

I love your sign. I sure would like to learn how to do this sometime. It's just something I haven't tried yet. Your office will be great. I am excited for you!

suzyq said...

What a great sign - love how you aged it!
Your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back when you have the time :)
Hugs,
Suzan

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