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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!



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'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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