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Indigo Denim Letters

By: Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
I have always loved to draw and paint but I didn't really throw myself into it until after I had my first son.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom and at the same time be able to decorate the new home we had just purchased. I taught myself how to use power tools and began to build furniture which I would paint and sometimes sell.  What was once a hobby became a new part-time career which I feel so blessed to be able to do.
Make your family's monogram with a hip and trend-right denim look.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Cloudy Day, 2 oz.
Item #2568
Premium, all-purpose 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.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Mediums - Antiquing Medium - Espresso, 2 oz.
Item #2937
FolkArt ® Antiquing Mediums provide the gently-used look of antiqued furniture and accessories. Choose from assorted traditional antiquing colors to add a classic, old-time finish to a variety of projects—painted or unpainted surfaces, varnished or unvarnished.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Brushes - Wide Brush
Item #34910
Use with FolkArt Home Décor Chalk to create a creamy finish. The specialty brush is designed to create a smooth finish and cover large areas quickly.

$12.99

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Navy Blue, 2 oz.
Item #403
Premium, all-purpose 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.

$1.59

Folkart ® Paint Tools - Detail Painters
Item #4156
Small format tools makes painting small stencil details easy and provide even and smooth coverage. Painters are perfect for use with adhesive stencils, minimizing paint bleeding under stencils. Set includes two 5/8" and three 1/4".

$4.89

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

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Blue Ribbon, 2 oz.
Item #719
Premium, all-purpose 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.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Midnight, 2 oz.
Item #964
Premium, all-purpose 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.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Mediums - Glazing Medium, 8 oz.
Item #991
Unique 3-in-1 product stains, antiques and faux finishes. Use with FolkArt ® Acrylics for unlimited color selection.

$5.09

Other Supplies
Assorted wooden letters
¾” Flat brush
Foam bowl
Sandpaper
Stencil tape
Wooden shadow box
Stencil brush
Craft glue
Liner brush

Instructions

Denim "G"

  1. Basecoat the “G” in Navy Blue.  Allow to dry.
  2. Mix one part Glazing Medium to one part Vintage White in a bowl.
  3. Dip the wide brush into the mixture and the remove some of the paint onto a paper towel.  Drag the mixed glaze in one stroke across the letter and then repeat going in the opposite directions

Cursive "L"

  1. Basecoat “L” with Navy Blue.  Allow to dry.
  2. Sand the edges and center lightly to distress.

Chambray "W"

  1. Basecoat W with Cloudy Day. Allow to dry.
  2. Mix one part Glazing Medium to one part Vintage White.
  3. Dip the brush into the mixture and remove excess paint onto a paper towel. Drag the glazing mixture in one stroke and repeat in opposite direction.

Dipped Copper "W"

  1. Basecoat the letter with Midnight. Allow to dry.
  2. Tape off and paint the bottom half with Antique Copper.

Cursive "A"

  1. Basecoat the “A” with Midnight. Allow to dry.
  2. Add Vintage White dots with the 5/8” dauber. Allow to dry.

Frame Dipped "O"

  1. Basecoat the shadow box with Midnight. Allow to dry. Dry brush with Cloudy Day. Allow to dry.
  2. Basecoat the “O” with Vintage White. Allow to dry.
  3. Tape off at an angle and paint Cloudy Day. Allow to dry.
  4. Use the ¼” dauber to make Antique Copper rivets around edges of the shadow box.
  5. Glue the “O” to the shadow box.

Stitched "M"

  1. Basecoat with Blue Ribbon. Allow to dry.
  2. Add Vintage White stitching with liner brush.
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