Today I wanted to show you
how to make
longitude and latitude
First a bit of Geography!
an angle which ranges
0° at the Equator to 90°
(North or South) at the poles.
Lines of constant
run east-west as circles parallel to the equator.
precise location features
surface of the Earth
I began by first finding out exactly where my town was!
41.7064° N, 70.3740°W
LARGE sign !
I cut a piece of board 39" long.
I printed out the longitude and latitude on my computer.
I then cut a stencil for it.
I began by first base coating my board
I then brushed
lightly in random areas on my board.
I let the One Step dry.
I then mixed two
together to get my desired color
The colors I used
Legacy and Serene
I used a chip brush
applied the paint so that some
showed thru .
I brushed it on so that it appeared STREAKY!
After applying the blue paint the ONE Step Crackle began working!
Tiny little cracks began appearing in the paint!
Because I hand cut the stencils they weren't "perfect" which was more the look I wanted .
I wanted the sign to look hand painted.
I sanded the letters randomly to distress them.
I used an awl and hammer to further distress the sign
Next I spattered the sign.
* To SPATTER*
Dip a large stencil brush in water. Next dip your brush in thinned paint. Circle your brush on the palette to work paint up into the bristles. Hold the brush over your piece . Repeatedly flick some of the bristles, pulling them towards you with the palette knife.
Let dry completely!
I then lightly sprayed
I used a soft clean cloth to rub on some
for a further "aged look".
I finished my sign by spraying it with a couple coats
DecoArt provided me with the paints and products for this project as part of their
Helping Artist and Blogger Outreach Programs.
Thank you DecoArt!
I hope you have enjoyed this sign tutorial!