Friday, September 10, 2010

Cracking Up

I was able to cross one to-do off my lengthy list. These sandwich board signs (4 in total) are for a friend's wedding. Andy put them together, I painted them and now they've been handed off to the crafty bride for hand lettering.

The finish is ivory crackled over brown. I've done some crackle painting before, but this has been my best result. The first difference from other experiences was that I rolled on the crackle medium instead of brushing it on, which left a heavier coat. The second difference was the wood itself. This was a composite wood and the crackle seemed to follow the texture, making it ultra super crackly.

Love it! I'll have to get some pics of the finished signs once the lettering is complete!


  1. what a great idea - love the crazed look - I'd have loved some of these at my wedding in May! Debs

  2. Thanks, Deb! I can't take credit for the idea on this one, only the execution.

    I love your blog, by the way!

  3. Hi Mel! That's a great call-out that the crackle finish followed the pattern of the wood! I love the ultra-crackled look! Very nice base for the crafy bride's lettering!

  4. Thanks, Amanda! A sneak peek at the lettering today has me very excited to see the finished signs!