Mermaid Sign

We interrupt these renovations to show an actual project!

As those of you who are creative know, it’s hard to go months and months without actually making anything.  A few months back I was looking at the garden left by the last owner of our house and found some planks of wood that were used to edge one of the flower beds.  Since I had no supplies with me, except for a jigsaw and some paints, I had to make do with those to make a sign.

Usually I will glue planks together, but although I had glue, I didn’t have clamps to hold the pieces together.  Instead, I used two extra pieces of wood which I nailed on the back of the five planks I had cut to length.

I found this black and white mermaid at The Graphics Fairy and transferred it to the wood with carbon paper and a pencil (lots of work!)

Then I hand painted the mermaid design, and here she is:
Mermaid sign hand painted on old wood
22 3/4″ long x 17 1/2″ wide

Back to renovating!

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