This Way to the Beach Sign

This Way to the Beach Sign

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 10th 2014

Create a fun and bright sign with Americana® Acrylics to point the way to fun and relaxation!


    • water container
    • paper towels
    • 1" flat brush
    • fine-grit sandpaper
    • 1/2" flat brush
    • tack rag
    • liquid glue
    • 5" x 7" wooden plaque
    • chipboard letters spelling "BEACH"


    1. Sand the wooden plaque and remove dust with a tack cloth.
    2. Using Spa Blue and the 1" brush, basecoat the entire front of the plaque and the side ridges. Allow to dry.
    3. Apply Calypso Blue to the 2" horizontal strip in the center of the plaque, using the 1" brush. While the paint is still wet, apply Spa Blue paint to the top third of the plaque using the second 1" flat brush and blend downward into wet Calypso Blue.
    4. Reapply Calypso Blue from the center downward to 1/2" from the bottom of the plaque. While the paint is still wet, apply True Blue to the bottom of the plaque using the 1/2" brush and blend upward into Calypso Blue.
    5. Paint the flat sides of the plaque using True Blue and the 1/2" brush.
    6. Paint the chipboard letters Golden Straw with the 1/2" brush. Let dry and glue the letters to front of plaque. Paint the arrow under the letters using Golden Straw.