- Finished Wood Slab (I used a 6"x8"x1" cutting board. But if you want to replicate the monumental size of the PB piece, just use something larger)
- Painters Tape
- Rotary Cutter
- Acrylic Paint (Plaid's Satin Cream, Crimson, Barn Red, and Too Blue)
- 1" Bristle Brush or Sponge Brush
- Sand Paper
- Star Stickers
- Sepia Decoupage Finish
1. Sand lightly and then coat with 2-3 coats of cream paint; allow brush strokes to show
3. Cover the areas as shown below. Apply firmly, but do not press too hard, you actually want the paint to bleed a little bit.
4. Mix the two reds in equal parts and paint all of the exposed areas
5. Remove tape and apply star stickers. (Don't count mine... I definitely couldn't fit 50 on there)
6. Affix the tape to create boundaries for the blue paint. Apply the blue in 2-3 coats.
7. After the paint has dried, remove the star stickers. Don't worry when it gets a little messy, that's exactly what you want. Tip: Use tweezers! (If you though applying them was the time-consuming part, this trumps that easily. This took forever -- You can see all of the teeny tiny pieces of stickers in the back and only 5 came off in one full piece.)
8. Use sandpaper to distress the edges and finish. This is optional but I think it made all the difference.
9. If the colors are too bright for you (they were for me), add a coat of sepia decoupage finish. It dulls the colors and "dirties" it up just right.
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