After sanding the board smooth, I painted it using watered down grey acrylic paint. While the barn board was drying I typed out the phrase in the size and font that I wanted. It took several pieces of paper that I trimmed down but did not fully cut out all of the letters. Instead, I taped the paper together and then on the dried board and traced each letter using a pencil. The pressure from the pencil created groves for me to use as an outline for the paint. I used white acrylic paint and a fine point paintbrush to paint the letters. Once the paint was dried I sealed it using a clear paint sealant and added two hanging hooks on the top of the barn board.
I can’t wait to give it to my mom on Mother’s Day. I know she is going to love it as much as I do!