It's super easy and fun to distress Smoothfoam with paint and a skewer to make it look like a weathered wood gate at the beach. This beach sign made with a 12" Smoothfoam disc is in my book, Stylish Craft Foam Projects. It's just what you need to go with your shell collection!
For one of my make-n-takes in the Smoothfoam booth at CHA, we did a smaller version using a stencil instead of chipboard letters. Click here to see what all our make-n-takers came up with!
- Smoothfoam 6" disc
- Craft paints - tan, peach, brown
- Wood skewer
- Die-cut stencil - "beach"
- Foam brush and cosmetic sponge
- Straight pins
- Small sea glass pieces
- Mini starfish or sand dollars
- Heavy-duty craft glue
- Baby wipes
2. Paint a coat of tan or peach across the surface and edges of the disc. Use the beveled tip of the brush to sweep a tiny bit of brown into the lines and smudge with a baby wipe to blend into the groove and up on to the planks. Let dry.
3. Pin the stencil to the foam and lightly dab brown paint with a cosmetic sponge to fill in the letters. Remove stencil and let dry.
4. Glue on a starfish or sand dollar and embellish with sea glass pieces as desired and let dry. Glue/pin a small ribbon loop to the back for hanging.