Hand Painted Welcome Sign for Fall
I had so much fun painting up this bright welcome sign for Fall.
I am going to showcase it on the front porch of my studio cottage along with more Fall fun.
My Instagram and Facebook followers have seen photos of it in progress for the past couple of weeks as I worked on it.
I did not have a set pattern, just a rough idea in my mind.
I did know I wanted to include as many of the Fall designs I have available as painting tutorials here on the blog so you could make one yourself.
I will have a link to the PDF of the wording at the end of this post so all you have to do is print it out and then tape the pages together and a link to purchase a complete pattern packet that includes all of the patterns used on this sign.
I started with a six foot 1 x 12 pine board. I sanded it well then did my Rustic finish in 4 steps to give it a well worn look before transferring the lettering.
Click on photo to see how I get the aged finish on new wood.
Usually I will add the lettering after I had the design painted on but this time around I wanted to see how best to work around the lettering with the designs instead.
From the very beginning I knew I wanted sunflowers on it.
Sunflowers are such a bright cheery flower and easy to paint so that is where I started.
How to Paint Sunflowers
In place of the O in Welcome I used a pretty orange pumpkin.
How to Paint a Pumpkin.
I don’t know if you noticed but to give the design dimension I put shading around the designs.
The instructions on how to shadow is in the video for painting the pumpkin.
The lettering is in Black with a DecoArt Sky Grey (affiliate link) for the shading on it.
At the bottom I had thought to put a pile of pumpkins but went with more Sunflowers instead to balance out the design.
And Voila’ you have a fun Fall Welcome sign!
With all the different tutorials you can mix and match as you please for your own unique Welcome sign.
For your convenience here are the links to each tutorial and the PDF of the word WELCOME ready to print.
I taped the pages together in such a way as the letters were 2.5 inches apart when painted but you can space them as you wish.
Click on the image for a link to the tutorials or go to the individual posts linked below.
How to Paint Fall Leaves
I will finish it off with a few coats of Rustoleum Waterbased Spar Urethane (Exterior) to keep it lovely through many seasons.
For a full list of my most used painting supplies just go here Most Used Painting Supplies
Happy Fall Painting!
Click the link below to get your free download of the WELCOME letters in PDF format to create your own unique sign.
Click here for a complete pattern packet to purchase. FALL WELCOME SIGN PATTERN/E-BOOK
If you like, Please PIN for future reference!