A couple of weeks ago, I was gifted this random triangle of wood by Becca. I had no idea what I would do with it, but I kept it in my car just the same, carting it around as I waited for inspiration to strike (to either make something with it or bring it inside; either would be nice!).
I happened to bring it inside and stare at it, not knowing what to make. I've wanted to get back into creating items rather than pages in my various sketchbooks and art journals (they each have a purpose, or paper specific to certain supplies. I'm a paper addict!) and thought I could make a sign out of this one.
I started by spreading around my favorite teals and blues. Then the edges were colored with Inka Gold Metallic Rub (as seen below) and blended with a baby wipe. The flowers are a wood piece I grabbed at Michael's like, ages ago, and I finally had something to do with them!
I practiced the lettering I wanted on sheets of plain white paper, erasing and drawing until I got the words just right. I used transfer paper and applied my sketch to the wood, going over the marks with black Holbein Acryla Gouache. I love doing lettering with it because it a. dries matte, b. goes over anything opaque on the first try, and c. the consistency lends itself to lettering.
Here's how it came out, and I even got an action shot!