I am one of those people that hears a new song, down loads it and listens to it no less than 5,000 times. In a row. For days. Until I know every word and every inflection. My last obsession? The new Maroon 5 album. But lately? Gone, Gone, Gone by Phillip Phillips. I decided that since I obviously can’t enough of the song on my phone and in the car, I would make a wooden song lyric sign to commemorate my new favorite song, too!
This sign started with some scraps of wood that I glued together with Gorilla Glue Wood Glue. Nope, they are not even or smooth and I love them that way! After the glue dried and I pried my sign off the cardboard it was resting on, I dry brushed the surface with antique white acrylic paint. Again, imperfect and a bit uneven.
Next, I used a deep brown acrylic paint and some foam letter stamps to stamp my favorite song lyrics from the song : You’ll never be alone, I’ll love you long after you’re gone, gone, gone.
Once all of the letters had been stamped, I used a thin paintbrush and some more acrylic paint to fill in and even out the letters and add the apostrophes.
Finally, I distressed the sign with some fine grit sand paper and sealed it with a clear coat.
I absolutely LOVE my new wooden song lyric sign! Now, I’ve got to find just the right place to hang it …
*Update added 6pm 6/20/13: Sooo, if you follow me on Facebook, you know that this morning, I was listening to this song on my phone at work and realized Holy smokes! I stamped a word wrong on that sign!!!! Can we say craft fail?! So tonight, I rushed home, Chris (best hubby ever!) sanded off the word “be” while I was driving home. I had to repaint and re-stamp the correct word “sleep” and run out to take updated photos in our front yard just minutes before the skies opened up with a wicked summer storm. I guess that is what I get for crafting at 4am crafting. It is not for the faint of heart and should NOT be attempted without coffee first, ha ha!
Here are more inspiring DIY wooden signs from shaken together + friends!!
Everyday I Love You Word Art at The DIY Village
You Are My Sunshine Upcycled Nursery Art at The Happier Homemaker
Glory Be Reclaimed Wood Sign at Unskinny Boppy
DIY Wall Art: In This House … by A Step in the Journey
I Kiss Better Than I Cook Sign at One Project Closer’s The Better Half
Last Name Street Sign at Shaken Together
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