Monday, June 18, 2012

Vintage Americana by Laura C

I just love anything "Americana". I especially love items with a
vintage feel to that "country" style.  This project
takes a $1 sign from the dollar store, and makes it into a
piece of vintage Americana decor.

The piece started like this:

If you look in the upper right corner of the sign....
I started inking it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
The entire surface was covered.  Next step:

I used Tim Holtz Tissue tape on the white stripes....
and trimmed it to fit, to get this:

The next step was to rub over the tissue tape with
more of the Vintage Photo Ink, and then painting
the entire piece with Rock Candy Crackle paint
After it dried, I used more Distress Ink....this time
I dabbed on some of the Walnut Stain to leave this
finished project:

A few pieces of the Rock Candy flaked off to give it
a true "vintage" feel....LOVE the way it turned out!
I did finish it off with a coat of spray sealer to make
sure everything stayed put.

Inspired to make a little "Vintage Americana" of your own?
I hope's fun home dec summer project!

And like the tissue tape?  Kim can order this in for you....
and she carries the awesome tissue tape dispensers in
store....they make the "trim to fit" so much easier!! 


  1. Love it Laura, looks like I need to make a trip to the Dollar Store.

  2. Laura its aweosme!!! I love what you did with the tape. I have a friend who loves Americana and she would lvove whst you created. Absolutely awesome! Hugs, Fran


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