Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fleur de lis Sign

I created this sign with a discarded piece of wood, thickened paint, wood filler, a fleur de lis stencil, and vintage rubber letter stamps. I used wood filler for my dimensional fleur de lis images. You can review the dimensional technique HERE.

I applied multiple layers of black paint first. I then followed with two coats of white paint, to which I added a thickening agent. Next, I gave it a little sanding, to show the undercoat, and highlight the fleur de lis.


It makes the fleur de lis look like it's embedded in the surface.

35 comments:

  1. Fleurs Fabulous!!

    Have a great day!!

    Aledia

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  2. Another charming creation! Very appropriate for Spring coming up too.

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  3. Sweet Rosemary, I sure wish I was outside in the 74 degree weather with my flowers.

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  4. Very nice. Ah... and more to come, that's great. Love the sign.

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  5. I'm really loving the dimension of the thickened paint and wood filler embellishment. It gives things a look of authenticity that you can't get with paint alone. ~ Maureen

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  6. You must have boundless energy Rosemary! This is lovely:)

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  7. Rosemary, it is beautiful as all your things are!

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  8. Love it and your awesome technique!!

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  9. What you're doing with plain old pieces of wood is simply amazing! Thanks for the info. on this technique.

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  10. Very pretty, Rosemary! I could just see this hanging on a garden gate, too!

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  11. Just loving that dimensional look, Rosemary! Can hardly wait to try it out! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  12. Hi Rosemary,
    I must say, another fabulous design. I need to find a way to get to Illinois!
    Hugs,
    Patti
    p.s. Link is open, come on by!

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  13. So pretty! Simple and elegant...
    Lorraine

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  14. You always make the most simply beautiful things- I'm always thinking, why didn't I think of that! Thanks for being such a continuous source of inspiration!

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  15. What a beautiful sign and a great idea for making the stencil 3 dimensional....You are so talented!

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  16. Love your sign!! You are so patient to go through all of those steps, but it sure was worth it.
    I'll be back. I'm your newest follower!!
    And thank for being my first "commentor" for my post this week.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  17. I love that! You are so creative, but I think I have told you that many times already.:)

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  18. Love the sign! I like the fact that the fleur de lis is raised...it gives it some dimension.

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  19. Hello dear Rosemary! It's been a bit, but am now doing some blog visiting...going through my favorite reads that are on my sidebar...and I wanted to stop by and say hello :o)

    As always, another beautiful piece!

    Blessings & Aloha!

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  20. This is so pretty. I'm curious if you have a Cajun background because you use the fleurs de lis occasionally. I love it! Very pretty.

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  21. Hi Rosemary,
    Lovely sign, perfect for a garden gate! Love the font...
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  22. Hi Rosemary,
    it looks wonderful. I love it...

    All the Best from Germany!
    Nicole

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  23. Rosemary do you do this stuff while you're watching TV or something? *winks* You're a painting machine! FAA...Vanna

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  24. Such a pretty sign! You did a fabulous job.

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  25. Hi! I found you from These Peas Taste Funny & Seven Alive's linky party. I love fleur de lis's because they were my HS mascot. I happened to see in one of your comments someone saying that they need to get to IL so I look at your profile and saw St. Charles, IL...that's where my hubby and I grew up! How neat! All of our family still lives there, we now live in SC. Such a small world! :-)
    gatheredinthekitchen.com

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  26. What a pretty sign! It really does look like the letters are embedded. I popped over from Funky Junk, and I'm glad I did. You have a really nice blog.

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  27. well done a charm. elizabeth
    check us out if you have time
    thegreeleygirls.com
    we are new to blogging

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  28. Catching up on all your posts! What an awesome sign. I love the simplicity.....yet so beautiful!

    blessings,
    thistle :)

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  29. Beautiful! What did you use to thicken the paint? Gesso? Spackle? I'm new at this. Thanks.

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