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Painting Wood shapes

Wood signs are so fun to paint for all seasons and occasions. Create them in a set, in similar colors and themes or paint a few with meaningful sayings to gift away! Designs now include raised laser cut wood elements, to add dimension to your paintings in the most delightful way!

If you purchased an art kit here, you will have all the necessary supplies with which to start your project! Unwrap it and join me!

Below are some techniques for painting wood shapes, but for stencil techniques, please see this post.

Kits with wood shapes will contain:

  • wood blocks

  • sponge brushes

  • undiluted paint

  • wood cut out shapes (some sets)

  • sandpaper (some sets)

You will also need:

For a quick visual overview of painting wood shapes I have painted a more complex design for you here:

Important points:

  • Use as little paint as possible when painting a wood shape.

  • Too much paint will run over the edges and look messy.

  • Rather apply 2-3 coats for depth of color then one that is too heavy.

  • The best way to apply the paint is with a make-up wedge. Dip the flat side of the wedge into the paint and blot off the majority of it.

  • Blot the paint onto the shape as if you were stamping.

  • You can add additional tones and shading by mixing colors with white, black or alternative colors.

  • Dry between coats.

  • Once dry, assemble your wood shapes to glue into place.

  • You only need a tiny amount of glue. Too much glue will run out under your design and the finish will be messy.

  • Use a glue that dries clear, just in case you have a little glue mishap! Aleene's Tacky Glue works really well. So does superglue, if you are comfortable using it.

  • Do not use hot glue! For small designs you can burn your fingers and it it hard to apply small amounts that won't show once dry.

Have fun with this. It is so satisfying to see the end result!

A few more samples of stenciled projects:

I hope you had a fabulous time painting your project! Please share with tag #threeandme.

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Camas, WA

What an amazing experience! Claire is an incredible instructor and makes these projects so fun and truly easy for those like me who are not artsy! She is extremely organized and everything is so well thought out and ready in advance. I can hardly wait to take more classes in the future. I would highly recommend Three & Me!

Angela H.

Camas, WA

I just went to my first Three & Me workshop. It was a wonderful experience. Claire is a warm hostess and an excellent instructor. Making everyone feel engaged and successful. The materials are top notch and every detail is well thought out. It’s a great escape for a personal creative moment or a fun way to connect with friends and family while expressing your inner artist.

Camas, WA

Such a fun string art class tonight! Claire is a wonderful instructor and everything was so beautiful; the display, the art, the examples, the supplies, the snacks! So fun!

Camas, WA

This is truly a fun night out! Claire's instruction is helpful, humorous and fun! I love how she allowed us options to be creative and put our own twist on our projects. There is a lot of attention to detail with the set-up, supplies and refreshments which did not go unnoticed.  I can't wait for the next project!

What a fun evening! Claire has thought of every detail and guides you step by step through the whole process! She is such an encourager and makes you feel like you have just made a masterpiece! I highly recommend her classes! I can't wait to take another one!

Camas, WA

I had such a fun evening! Three & Me had everything presented beautifully and organized in a way that made it easy to follow along for those of us that aren't necessarily crafters by nature! Thank you for a fun night!

Courtney H.

Camas, WA

Thank you Claire Houlding for an incredible night! It was so much fun creating with Three & Me!

Hollen F.

Camas, WA

You all did such a great job! Claire Houlding what a fun thing you are starting in our community! Love it. So fun to be there tonight!

Jennifer B.

Camas, WA

I craft a lot at home, but doing crafts in a class with friends is so much better. THREE & ME makes it so easy to do the things I am interested in, without having to find the supplies and figure out how to do it on my own. I've just booked my next ladies night with Claire! I can't wait. 

Vancouver, WA

Tonight, a bunch of lucky ladies got to craft along side one of the very best. Claire's heart, is hands done one of the very best and those of us who were there got to create something amazing that we will proudly display in our homes. Many laughs and much fun was had by all. I highly recommend one of Three & Me classes to anyone in the area! Spread kindness around like confetti!!

Lana E.

Camas, WA

Art is not my strength. I don't have a creative bone in my body. So I came to a workshop because my friend made me... and I made something I now love. I was expecting to sit and watch, but landed up getting fully involved! My husband and kids don't believe that I made it myself. I'm coming again and I'm bringing my sister... she's even worse at crafts than me.

Alyson S.

Washougal, WA

We had such a fun girls night out making Christmas signs. Claire did a wonderful job explaining what to do and they turned out great! We are all looking forward to more events!! Thank you!

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Camas, WA

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