Rustic Boho Mandala Sign with Rough Sawn Fence Boards

April 02, 2017
I just love the Mandala stencil from DecoArt.   I have the 10" x 10" size from Home Depot.  You can also get a DecoArt Mandala stencil in 12" x 12"  and 18" x 18".  I think of the Mandala as a doily, but it is a very trendy design in the Boho decorating.

 Here I have two 15" lengths cut from  a 5/8" x 6" x 48" cedar fence picket from Menards.

I attached them on the back with two thin slats.  I then stained my sign with my vinegar and steel wool homemade stain.  This stain works well for aging new boards. They take on a gray appearance. 

Next I lightly brushed on Dutch Boy Chalky Finish Paint in Antiquated Lace.  I wanted some of my rough sawn boards to show on the edges and show through on areas in the center as well.

Rustic Boho Sign with Mandala Stencil Design
I used black craft paint to stencil on the Mandala design.  The Live, Love and Laugh words are from another DecoArt stencil .  I then sealed the sign with Deco Art Americana Decor Creme Wax, 8-Ounce, Clear.  This wax works well for small pieces painted with chalky paint.  Easy brush application and easy clean up as well as it is water based.

Rustic Boho Sign with Mandala Stencil Design
A sawtooth hanger was attached to the center back of my sign.

Rustic Boho Sign with Mandala Stencil Design
Are you a fan of the Mandala design?
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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