Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Thyme to tell you how to make a LONGITUDE and LATITUDE sign


Today I wanted to show you
 how to make
 a
 longitude and latitude 
sign


First a bit of Geography!




Latitude 
is
 an angle which ranges
 from 
0° at the Equator to 90°
 (North or South) at the poles.
 Lines of constant
  latitude, 
or parallels, 
run east-west as circles parallel to the equator. 
Latitude
is
 used together 
with
  longitude 
to specify 
the 
precise location features 
on the 
surface of the Earth




I began by first finding out exactly where my town was!

West Barnstable
41.7064° N, 70.3740°W




I wanted 
a
  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 
with 

I then brushed 
on
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
 were
  Legacy and Serene




I used a chip brush 
and
 applied the paint so that some
 of the 
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 
with


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 
of




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!



Happy Painting!
Lynn













9 comments:

  1. I love your work, Lynn, & the specific way you describe exactly what you used & what you did. You help younger (not as advanced) artists feel that they can do this too. 😊

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments Janis!

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  2. how fun is this! I might just need to do one for Youngville! =)

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  3. Very cool, Lynn! I love this idea for a sign for your home. :) Great use of DecoArt Products as well. Thank you for sharing! :)

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  4. Love it.. great tutorial on making it.. Thanks Lynn!!

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Keep those brushes flying!
Lynn Barbadora @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

"Life is a great BIG canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it!"
~ Danny Kaye