Faux Sandblasted Redwood Signs using a wood
graining tool and vinyl paint mask
5. While the paint is still wet, lay a sheet
of butcher paper over the sign face and go over it with a roller to flatten
down the high ridges left by the Graining Tool. Avoid wrinkles as much
as possible. Remove immediately and let dry.
6. Shadows are airbrushed in with a dark blue-gray
enamel. In the photos it appears as black, but black should (almost) never
be used as a shade color when air brushing. Using a darker or grayed shade
of the background color works best.
7. Next, carefully remove the vinyl masking.
For best results, try to remove masking at the point when paint has not
set up too firm, but is dry enough to remove mask without smearing.
8. The remaining colors, outlines, highlights
and borders are put in by hand.