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America Painted Type

This is a sponsored post for DecoArt for whom I am a Core Blogger. As always, all ideas and opinions are 100% my own.
Painted Patriotic SignHand lettering is SO popular right now! Too bad my handwriting stinks. I’m working on improving it, but in the meantime, I’m using an alternative “handwritten” type technique.

I thought the hand lettering look was perfect for my new America wall art! Let me show you how I made it.

And, as a bonus, be sure to check out some more fabulous Patriotic Painted Projects from other DecoArt Core Bloggers at the end of this post!

Painted Patriotic SignI found this flag wall art at Target in the Dollar Spot. It was a little too forced rustic for my taste. But I’ve been on the hunt for something shaped like the US for ages that I could alter and the price was just right on this.

I also used DecoArt Americana Acrylic paint in Primary Blue, Snow White, and Primary Red.

Painted Patriotic SignStart by painting the entire front of the wall art in Primary Blue. It took ~4-5 coats to completely cover the stars and stripes.

Next, create the text on your computer. I love the Austie Bost Versailles font for faux hand lettering. Print out the text, place it on your wall art, and trace slowly over the text with a Sharpie. The Sharpie will go through the paper and leave a pattern on the paint that you can trace. Once the Sharpie is dry on the paint, go over it with a small point paintbrush and the Snow White paint. Trace over the letters with at least 2 coats of the paint.

Paint on some little stars for accents in the empty spaces.

Painted Patriotic SignTo incorporate the red into the wall art, paint the edge with the Primary Red. Allow it to overlap onto the front of the sign as well.

Painted Patriotic SignI accidentally got a little bit of paint on the rope so I covered it with some ribbon. But I love how it looks and further brings in the red color!

I am so in love with how this sign turned out! It’s going to be an exciting addition to my patriotic mantel this summer.


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Don’t miss these other Patriotic Painted Projects from other DecoArt Core Bloggers!

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Diana Rambles

Wednesday 8th of July 2015

This is adorable! Thanks for sharing!!

Beverly {Flamingo Toes}

Tuesday 7th of July 2015

This is epic! I love the font you chose and the lettering looks perfect!! I love it!

Mandee Thomas

Tuesday 7th of July 2015

You did such a nice job on this! I wanted to let you know that I'm featuring this post tonight at the Create & Share Link Party (7:00 PM MST)! Congratulations!!! Can't wait to see what you share with us this week. :)

Karren Haller

Friday 3rd of July 2015

I found you on several blog parties, your creation turned out great, its different and unique. I would love to have you stop by and share on my #OMHGFF this week.

Happy 4th of July!! Karren


Tuesday 30th of June 2015

I love this! What a great patriotic craft idea. Great tips for how to get the handwriting look, too. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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