Then Mr. Cottage and I made a quick run to the hardware store, A.K.A. his favorite store and picked up a 1/4″ sheet of wood. We had them cut it down to the size we wanted there. We had them cut it wider than the actual print, then when we got home we marked how far over the print would come.
Then following that line we placed a strip of painters tape.
Just one coat gave it the kind of weathered white washed look we were wanting.
After that was dry we covered the unpainted section of wood with mod podge and the laid the print over the top. We had to work quickly because it dried really fast, make sure there aren’t any wrinkles in the paper. But don’t push really hard or you will tear the paper. We found using a roller worked really well, but you can just use your hands.
Next using PicMonkey again we found a script we liked and printed the words. We actually split the word in half to keep all the letters the same size.
Using a pencil or a sharp pointed object trace the letters. Don’t worry about tearing the templets.
Next lightly trace over the lines with a pencil.
Twist the wire into a knot at the ends so that it won’t slip through the staples.
Staple the wire to the back of the wood.
Stick the felt pads on each of the four corners so that it doesn’t scratch your wall up.