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Wooden Garden Sign with a Dragonfly

Tired of the cold and snow, Cheryl Chambers grabbed her Tattered Angels Color Wash paints and made a bright garden sign to display in her house while waiting for all the bees, birds and dragonflies to wake up.

Inspired by Spring, I created a wooden sign to be used indoors.
I love dragonflies and thought that this one would be the perfect focal point for this home decor piece.

Materials Cheryl used:
1/4 inch plywood board
Tattered Angels Color Wash Paint Faux Finish – Weathered Copper
Tattered Angels Color Wash Paint – Blue Lagoon
Tattered Angels Mixed Media Mini Origins Art Collection – Wings – Dragonfly
Green and white acrylic paint
hook rug backing
vintage dictionary page covered in resin
gauze, vintage lace, bailing wire
drill, wire cutters, needle nose pliers

I used a piece of 1/4 inch plywood and gave it a layer of Color Wash in Blue Lagoon and Weathered Copper.

I then used acrylic paint in green and white to add more color.
Once the acrylic was dry, I sanded it down in spots to reveal the Color Wash.

I then painted the word “garden” in white acrylic.

I colored the Mixed Media Origins dragonfly art and fussy-cut it out.

I used some scraps of hook rug backing, gauze and text to add texture to the focal point.
I glued the dragon fly on top of all that.

I used a drill to add two holes at the top of the board and added heavy wire.
I just twisted the wire into a knot to secure it to the board. I added a piece a vintage lace to finish it off.

Now, I have this beautiful garden sign on my wall bringing spring and colour into my house while waiting for the nature to finally start waking up.

Have a great day!


Working with Canvas Corp Brands, the home of Tattered Angels, 7gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics), since Jan 2017 and loving every single minute of it!!!

'Wooden Garden Sign with a Dragonfly' have 2 comments

  1. March 7, 2018 @ 10:09 am Karen Gray

    I just really LOVE the GARDEN sign with the DRAGONFLY. the green over the blues shine! The dragonfly colors are spot on, VERY creative… SPRING CAN’T GET HERE SOON ENOUGH🤗


  2. March 13, 2018 @ 9:19 am Julia Cotrim

    I love your sign! Gorgeous colors!


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