I will show you one method to painting "old" signs for your mancave or special event or use them as artwork in your home or business.

Step 1: Tools and Supplies

1) a sign blank, metal or wood in whatever size you would like, this one is 16" X 24"
2) design idea,  text or artwork, I laid mine out in Coreldraw but you can use whatever your comfortable with or just draw on the surface
3) paint, I used Sherwin Williams latex acrylics
4) brushes, I used cheap brushes I got in a 25 pack at a big store retailer
5) sandpaper, transfer paper
6) not necessary but I used some crackle medium to help age the paint
I really like your signs. Can I find the transfer medium at an art store? Thanks for showing your work!
yes, just ask for transfer paper or one brand name is Saral
Thanks!! I'm very excited about trying this out in the next couple of weeks!
if you use a candle to scribble around where your going to paint, the paint wont stick and adds to the crackle effect. Ive used the trick in the past with all kinds of finishes when "aging" furniture, a watery wash of burnt umber craft paint adds a dirty look as well... great looking signs !
I've heard of the wax treatment but never used it, and I have used asphaltum, and burnt umber in the past to get some rally aged and dirty signs.
As a member of the SHS Class of '68, I take exception to the reference to "antique" in the title!
just substitute the word vintage for antique :)

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