I started with a sign I picked up after St. Patrick's Day. I wasn't a fan of the sign but thought I might be able to repurpose it.
Using the Delta Sander, I sanded down the panels removing the embossing and some of the wording. Once sanded, I painted on several coats of Jamestown Blue Milk Paint by Plaid, allowing each layer to dry before painting the next layer. After it dried, I painted on a very light coat of Petticoat Milk Paint by Plaid on top.
I knew I wanted to use RELAX as the main theme, so I drew the letters on squares of Balsa-Foam from American Foam Technologies.
Using the Scroll Saw, I carefully cut the letters apart. It was easy to cut these Balsa-Foam letters with the newest addition to my tool collection. I'll admit I was a little nervous using the Scroll Saw, but you have total control of the speed of the cuts.
Once the letters were cut, I painted them with Jamestown Blue Milk Paint by Plaid.
The letters fit perfectly across the top of the sign. I love how 3 dimensional they are.
Next, I die cut a beach chair, then lightly brushed on a touch of Petticoat Milk Paint by Plaid to create a distressed effect.