Monday, February 20, 2017

Nautical Sea Door Hanger

Hello everyone! Are you ready for more beachy home decor? I'm ready for the sunshine and the waves. Check out this cute Sea door hanger you can make using paper mache letters! I love them! They're such a great size and can be used in so many different ways.


paper mache letters S E A
acrylic paint in dark brown, mint green, ivory, and dark blue
one nylon brush
one thick haired bristle brush
matte mod podge
assorted ocean themed card stock sheets
E6000 clear glue

Glossy Accents dimensional clear glaze


Luckily the wood panel already comes stained and with a rope attached, so all we have to do is decorate the letters! 

First I picked out a few ocean themed sheets of card stock paper I liked, and used my brush and Mod Podge to apply an even layer to the front surface of the letters S and A. Then, I let the paper dry on the letters. 

Using an X-acto blade to cut out around your letter will be a much easier method, rather than trying to trace the image and try to align the paper beforehand.

With your nylon brush, paint the sides of your letter with acrylic paint. Paint the last letter with acrylic paint, and let sit to dry for 10-20 minutes. When all of the paint is completely dry to the touch, you can glue on the accents like starfish or netting. Glue your letters with E6000 down to the wooden board. This glue will need one whole day to completely cure but to the touch will be solid within a few hours.

 Dimensional glaze on specific areas will give a really nice glossy appearance. This gel will squeeze out like a tube of puffy paint but will need to dry over several hours.

For the beach-worn look on the E I painted the letter mint green, allowed the paint to dry, and then lightly brushed on ivory paint.

For the A I used patterned card stock paper and Mod Podge to adhere it to the front.

So cute right? So charming. I can't wait to make more tropical and nautical crafts! Check out next Monday's blog for "Mermaid in a Jar"!

Bethany @Enchanted Lake 

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