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Maritime Welcome Sign

The only painting you will be doing on this sign is the background colors. The motifs are created using paper napkins, so this is an easy project to do.



Maritime Welcome Sign

For this project you will need:

- paper mache door sign (or create one out of wood)
- paper napkin with maritime motifs (here the colors of blue and white motifs were used to keep it simple)
- paper napkin applique glue
- Sizzix™ Sidekick or Big Shot
- Sizzix™ Sizzlet “Wingo Zingo”® Alphabet Strip
- blue construction paper
- blue and white acrylic paint
- crackle medium
- various flat paint brushes

Paper Maché Door Sign
This is how the paper maché sign looked before being decorated.


1. First paint the sign blue and let the paint dry.
Maritime Welcome Sign - Detail
2. Then paint crackle medium over the dried blue paint and let it dry thoroughly before continuing to the next step.
3. Now paint white paint over the sign. Try to cover with even brush strokes and try to avoid painting over the same space twice. This will interfere with the crackling process. Almost immdiately you will notice the paint beginning to crack. This will continue until the paint is dry.
4. Die cut letters (or use blue stickers if you don’t have a die cutting machine and cut out the word “welcome”. Adhere the letters to the center of the sign.
5. Now you can apply your napkin motifs. Remove all but the top layer of napkins and discard. Cut out the motifs from this top layer and then apply them to the sign using the paper napkin applique glue.
6. Brush a coat of Modge Podge on the sign to seal it and add lustre to it.

More Information:

Paper Napkin Applique

Paper Napkin Decoupage Tutorial





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