As those of you who are creative know, it's hard to go months and months without actually making anything. A few months back I was looking at the garden left by the last owner of our house and found some planks of wood that were used to edge one of the flower beds. Since I had no supplies with me, except for a jigsaw and some paints, I had to make do with those to make a sign.
Usually I will glue planks together, but although I had glue, I didn't have clamps to hold the pieces together. Instead, I used two extra pieces of wood which I nailed on the back of the five planks I had cut to length.
I found this black and white mermaid at The Graphics Fairy and transferred it to the wood with carbon paper and a pencil (lots of work!)
Then I hand painted the mermaid design, and here she is:
|Mermaid sign hand painted on old wood|
22 3/4" long x 17 1/2" wide