Years ago, when I first got into woodworking, and painting on wood I had my cousin save me some of the old wood shingles that she was having removed, and replaced on her roof. I still have a small stack that I pull from when inspiration hits. Like this shingle sign Dream Don’t Work Unless You Do!
When I ran across a pack of 25 stencils at Walmart for $10.00 I just couldn’t pass them up.
I thought that a wooden shingle would be perfect for one of the stencil quotes, that is if I had one left that was large enough. I was in luck, I did have one large enough for the quote shingle sign.
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Material List For Shingle Sign
How to Make a Shingle Sign
So, I pulled it out and used my sanding block to smooth the shingle down enough to stencil on.
I wanted the shingle darker so, I used some of my homemade aging solution to darken the shingle.
Then I centered the stencil on the shingle. When centering makes sure the thicker part of the shingle is up at the top, then stencil the quote using white acrylic paint.
Since shingles are too thin to add a sawtooth hook I drilled two holes at the top of the shingle sign, on each side. Then added a piece of twine for hanging.
Great Quote! It makes me think of the dreams for my blog, and for dreams to come true one has to work at it. They don’t just happen. My Dreams help to keep me going.