Last October my youngest son, Joe, got married and his fiancé, Sue, was planning a Candy Bar for the reception. I raised my hand and volunteered to make the sign for the Candy Bar.
I bought a precut piece of pine wood with a nice shape and routed edges and painted the first coat brown. This first color is the color that you will see in the cracks when finished.
When painting the Crackle Medium on, be generous and don't paint it on thin. The thicker the layer of crackle, the larger the cracks will be. I learned this through experience!
Next, after the Crackle Medium is completely dry, paint on the top coat color. Miracuoulsy, as you paint the color on top, the paint will start cracking. Do this step quickly and keep painting. I found it hard to "fix" the part that messed up, so paint it on quickly with long strokes.
The larger cracks are where the crackle medium was put on heavier and you can see how the cracks are smaller where the crackle medium was spread thinner.
I made the words on the computer to the exact size I wanted them on the sign.
Turn the paper over and using the side on the lead on the pencil, color the back heavily where the letters are.
Lay the paper on the board and trace hard around the outline of the letters. This will leave the pencil marking on the back and a slight groove in the wood for your outline to paint the letters.
I used the same method to put the letters on for "Love is Sweet" or you can just write them on with your pencil.
Smaller mason jars were filled with candy for guests to take as a favor. Half the jars were empty so guests could fill them themselves with their favorites!
Needless to say, the Candy Bar was loved by all! One guest even chose to take his favorite, Starbursts - the whole big jar and all the candy!! Lol!
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