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Handmade Man Cave Sign

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Direct the way to the basement or garage with this fun little sign.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Burnt Umber, 2 oz.
Item #2909
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Steel Gray, 2 oz.
Item #2932
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Metallics - Antique Copper, 2 oz.
Item #666
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$2.59

Mod Podge ® Furniture Matte, 16 oz.
Item #CS15127
Give your most frequently used projects an extra durable finish with Furniture Mod Podge. Perfect for furniture, bookshelves, kitchen accessories and more.

$15.59

Other Supplies
ArtMinds™ Arrow Plaque Sign: SKU #386114
Brick
Crackle and black scrapbook papers
Scissors
Craft knife
Ruler
Wax paper
Squeegee
Flat brush ½”
Sea sponge
Foam plates
Paper towels
Water basin

Instructions

  1. Paint arrow sign with Steel Gray. With sea sponge, apply Antique Copper randomly around edges and down center of arrow. When dry, apply Burnt Umber over copper as shown to create rust effect.
  2. Cut a rectangle approximately 12” x 5” from brick scrapbook paper. Cut letters from crackle and black scrapbook paper using letter patterns.
  3. Apply Mod Podge® to back of brick rectangle and center on arrow. Place wax paper over rectangle and squeegee to smooth.
  4. Position black letters onto arrow as shown. Mod Podge® each letter to plaque in same manner. Repeat with crackle letters offsetting each one to create a shadow. Let dry at least twenty minutes.
  5. Apply several coats of Mod Podge® over entire plaque allowing dry time between coats.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.