The Red, White & Blue Monogram

Red White & Blue

Red White & Blue

There it was, the box waiting for me.  New paint. Not just new paint, but a new type of paint, filled with the promise of new colors, chalky finish, and oh-so-many possibilities! Freshness, possibilities, makeovers, new looks. All this awaits in the box of new paint!

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red white and blue monogram sign

The box is open, new designs are forming and the Fourth of July is calling!

I was inspired to create a patriotic sign that would be fun for the fourth, but could also decorate year-round.

Pulling from my studio stash of boards, I found an MDF board in a 20″ x 12″ size just perfect for a rectangular sign. I base coated in the wonderful new Chalky Finish Paint from Decoart, then selected the beautiful Legacy blue and Romance red for the next steps in the project.

I laid out the center circle and banding, then traced out the chevron stripes from my stencil.

Painting the chevron stripes in the Rouge was a snap, since the paint was so creamy.

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After taping and painting the bottom three inch band with blue, I pulled out some simple alphabet stencils to do the bottom lettering.

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I laid the wording out with a pencil for spacing, then stenciled American Made in Primitive Chalky finish paint.

While I had that color on my brush, I also painted the center of the circle.

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  When completely dry, I grabbed my 100 grit sandpaper and distressed away. My hand lettering finished off the sign with a little fun personalization.

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 I was so excited about this project, I invited a few friends to the studio to share the paint fun.

I cannot wait until you see their projects…

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