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DIY Colorful Create Sign

By: Katie Enzenberger
February 22, 2017

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DIY Colorful Create Sign

Do you have a craft or office space in need of some inspirational wall art?  Today, I am sharing a quick and easy tutorial on how to make this DIY Colorful Create Sign.  The new 2017 Americana Acrylics paint colors are so bright and vibrant.  I paired them with a Metallic paint for a shimmering elegant touch.  Handmade wall art is simply the best and easily the hottest home trend.

Items needed:

  • Dazzling Metallics 2oz - Champagne Gold
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Scarlet
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Coral
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Laguna
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Bright Blue
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Brilliant Purple
  • Heidi Swapp Gallery Wall DIY Frame Kit 
  • Heidi Swapp Wall Art Create
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Paint Brushes

Instructions:

Start by gathering all of the supplies.  The list of supplies can be purchased at your local craft store.  I love the Wall DIY Frame Kit because the frame is super lightweight and can be hung or displayed anywhere.

I started by hand painting the Create sign using DecoArt 2017 NEW Americana Acrylics.  This sign is made from fiberboard with a wooden finish.  It is very easy to paint.  I wanted a hand painted look so I didn't use any painters tape to tape off the color changes.  If you like a more precise look, go ahead and use tape.  I painted each letter a different color.  This DIY sign is a blank slate that you can decorate by adding your own creative touches.

I set the sign aside and started painting the frame mat.  The white frame is made from a lightweight plastic and looks vintage with a modern twist.  Remove the striped mat from the frame.  The mat has glossy metallic stripes and I painted the matte stripes using Dazzling Metallics in Champagne Gold.  Allow to dry completely. 

I cut a piece of word scrapbook paper to fit behind the frame mat.  I taped it to the inside then placed the mat back into the frame.  Finally, I used a hot glue gun to secure the create sign to the frame.  I hope you like my DIY Colorful Create Sign.  How would you paint yours?

Be sure to visit The Casual Craftlete  for more projects and to learn more about Katie Enzenberger.

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