Jessica, the wonderwoman in the office, is brilliant at distressing anything! She is the master at making our products look 'old'. She took a few pictures of how she paints and distresses our fleur de lis...which by the way, she uses the same technique on anything else we cut...words, crosses, letters, initials, or practically anything made of wood. She probably could make a tree look really cool.
STEP 1: Materials needed
1. 24" unfinished fleur de lis
2. 3M spray adhesive
3. spray paint - We used Rustoleum Painter's Touch in Eden
4. craft paint - We used Apple Barrel acrylic paint in Chocolate Bar
5. embellishments - Iron fleur de lis and paper scripture dipped in coffee with edges burned with torch
6. glue - We used E-6000 from Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, Home Depot
STEP 2: Spray paint entire fleur de lis with green paint (front and edges).
STEP 3: Apply a dry brush stroke with craft paint.
STEP 4: Spray back of scripture paper with adhesive spray and apply to fleur de lis.
STEP 5: Attach iron fleur de lis with wood glue and a small screw.
It's Canton weekend, and we're selling lots of unfinished letters this month! We're also busy putting them online if you can't make it out to see us or you need more during the month. You can find us on our website, Ebay, and Etsy! Look for the links at the end of this post.
Here's some pics of what we've got. We have the whole alphabet plus special symbols such as ', @, &, etc. We even have numbers!
6" unfinished letters
12" unfinished letters
24" unfinished letters
All sizes of unfinished letters
Fonts shown are Rockwell and Saddlebag. Each size can be cut in any of our 5 fonts, and we can also custom cut your own font.
What are you doing with your unfinished letters? Have a good week!