DIY Distressed Trick-or-Treat Sign
Transform a wood board and an old book into this charming Halloween decoration that looks great on your front porch.
- 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.