Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.....lalalalala......ok, I'll stop torturing you.
I love old signs.
I really wanted to make my own version of a weathered, antique-y sign. I gave it a shot.
First, I painted a layer of mustard yellow. Then a fire engine red (these are the colors on the bottles, I'm not trying to be fancy here)...and on top of that an espresso brown. I topped it all off with a coat of ivory mixed with an antique agent. Then, I painted on the words and finally, I went nuts with a high grit (220) sand paper.
Ah, a vintage portrait for you....imagine it in a cafe or a little inn....yeah....reading too many novels or something....and also having fun with settings.
If it's cold where you are (I know people in Texas are still enjoying 80 degree weather), have fun with your hot chocolate! Happy winter!