Beach Sign Accents

Beach Sign Accents

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 13th 2014

This way to the beach (even if you're miles inland) with Americana® Acrylics and basic wooden slats.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • liner brush
    • #12 flat brush
    • hand-sander or sandpaper
    • stylus or ballpoint pen
    • four 7" x 3" wooden slats



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Basecoat the wooden slats Cool White with the #12 flat brush.
    2. Paint each slat with a different color (Flesh Tone, Spa Blue, Mint Julep Green, or Buttermilk) using the #12 flat brush.
    3. Print out, trace with tracing paper, and transfer pattern for words "beach", "surf", "relax", and "sand" onto wooden slats. (Or use computer fonts.)
    4. Place each word onto a slat and trace words using a ballpoint pen or stylus, pressing firmly to create indents in the wooden slat underneath.
    5. Use Cool White to paint words with the liner brush.
    6. Dip the #12 flat brush into Cool White and wipe off excess paint onto a paper towel. Lightly paint Cool White streaks across the surface of the slat to create dry-brushed look.
    7. With a hand-sander or sandpaper, lightly sand the edges and across the top of slats to create a weathered look.
    8. Spray signs with Americana Matte Spray Finish.


    Beach Sign Pattern