Distressed Trick-or-Treat Sign
Transform a wood board and an old book into this charming Halloween decoration.
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- rectangle board
- Liquitex Matte Medium
- loose pages of a book (black and white)
- clear Gesso
- trick-or-treat template (Please visit lil blue boo for the ready-to-use template)
- Citra Solv
Start with an old board. Layer the pages from an old book on the board and brush each one with a thin layer of Liquitex Matte Medium, which will act as glue. Continue to add the pages to make an interesting background, creating a collage.
Paint a layer of clear Gesso to make the background more absorbent, which will help with the transfer. Then print photocopies for transfer. The image must be printed on a copy machine or laser printer because the transfer only works with dry toner (i.e., not inkjet ink).
Complete Citra Solv Transfer
Use a few thumbtacks to hold the photocopies in place on the board. Then apply Citra Solv to the back. Make sure to only work on a few letters at a time so the Citra Solv won't evaporate too quickly. Once you have put the Citra Solv on all the letters, slowly pull back the stencil.
Craft this bag with black and orange felt and Halloween-themed paper templates.