it's more like an obsession.
it's possibly because we have been knee deep in LOTS of wood projects. (will soon be sharing those.)
in my last post i referred to a Hafiz quote that i wanted to use for a subway art project.
unfortunately, it was a fail. i tried to mod podge a mirrored image on wood and let it dry for a few minutes, then rub off the paper with a damp rag leaving only the letters. you could see the quote, but the paper never really rubbed off completely. and i wasn't having that.
for my second option, i was going to just print out a poster and mod podge that... and that just wasn't cutting it either.
so i had lots of scrap wood from a building project (yes, i said building project!) and decided i would put those together and use stencils to paint my quote. the Hafiz quote was a little long, so i found another inspiration on pinterest, of course.
this was my inspiration -
and here is what i did to recreate. i took 5 scrap pieces of wood that were all 15 inches long and approx. 3 inches tall. i gave them a quick sand and then wiped them clean.
i applied one coat of minwax dark walnut stain then wiped the stain with an old cotton t-shirt.
and then the tedious part began... the stencils. i cut my letters out and positioned them on my board. i taped around ALLLLLL the edges to keep my lines clean. and this part took forever. i taped. then painted. then pulled the stencil up. remove all the tape. clean the stencils. do it all over again... F.O.R.E.V.E.R.
it was all worth it.
after i had all my words painted on the boards i let them dry for about an hour. then i took them outside and gave the whole board another coat of stain. i used a foam brush and went over the letters a couple times to give them a weathered look.