Joyful Bourbon Barrel Head Sign

Joyful Bourbon Barrel Head Sign

Posted by DecoArt on Dec 23rd 2020

Complete rustic holiday décor with a "joy" sign made from a barrel head and Vintage Effect Wash™.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • stylus or pencil
    • sandpaper
    • liner brush
    • chalk pencil
    • cotton swabs
    • rags
    • bourbon barrel lid
    • 3" bristle brush



    Lightly sand the barrel head before starting the project to assure a smooth surface. To begin, paint the barrel head with White Vintage Effects, using a 3" wide bristle brush, and wipe down with a rag or paper towel to let the wood grain show through. Let dry.

    1. Transfer the pattern onto the barrel head by using a chalk pencil: Place the printed pattern on the wood so that the design faces the wood. Use a chalk pencil to rub on the surface of the paper. Turn the paper over and use a stylus or pen to retrace the design gently. You will see the transfer completed once you remove the paper. (Or you can free-hand draw the design onto the wooden barrel head, following the provided pattern.)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Paint the holly leaves around the edges of the barrel head in Light Green.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Use a cotton swab and Country Red to make the holly berries.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Sketch out the word "Joy" in pencil and then paint with Grey Storm on a liner brush. Finish the details on the holly leaves and you are done.
    8. Instruction #4


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