For the main background, I used my fave green paint (Forest Moss) and did a Burnt Umber wash on top of that. Then I used a nice cream color to stencil the trees and letters. The two crows (see 'em?) are stenciled in Burnt Umber.
This was my first attempt at stenciling. Not bad, but the lines are anything but perfect. So, when everything was dry, I took my ink pad and smudged up the edges and the cream colored areas. It helped (a little) to camoflauge the imperfections. And from a distance, you can't really see the flaws. So I guess this is best displayed up high on a mantle or above kitchen cabinets....
This sign is currently for sale on my Ebay. More before & after projects coming up later this week!
This project is featured with other great makeovers on A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words blog. Check 'em out!