My amazing Sister in law asked me to paint her bag boards for an event this summer and her inspo to me was “Tropical 4th of July” sooooo here we go! 🙂
And I DO have to say that these boards were SO fun to paint (like a mid-size canvas that will be used and displayed at events…yes please) that I might just get our family a set just to have an excuse to paint some more!
The sky is the limit for painting custom bag boards so I 100% to pick graphics or colors that you love or that suite your family or something that just makes you smile as you play outside with family and friends using these them! 🙂
- A set of bag boards
- Sand Paper or sand paper block
- Your fave colors of paint – I used all Behr indoor wall paint because that’s what I had on hand, but acrylic would do too
- Some sealer – I used the Colorful shot clear sealer spray (ammmmmazing)
- Some paper towels
- The first thing I did was prep by boards by sanding them down as best as I could to get any factory “finish” off – the paint will stick better to a roughed up surface!
2. I then dipped a paper towel into some white paint and started rubbing small amount of paint all over the boards for the background. I wanted to add depth to the boards AND add some “whitewash” effect which is always so beachy! 🙂
3. HOT TIP: Use chalk to mark out your design! Chalk wipes off SO much faster and better than pencil! So I began to draw the palms all over each board in a balanced way that wasn’t perfectly symmetrical to one another! 🙂
4. Time to PAINT! When things are blocked in already with chalk it makes painting SIMPS! Like, it literally transformed the board into a paint by number (kinda)! So I just took my brushes and started painting in each color!
The colors I used were (all Behr colors….I usually buy the color samples for ease)
- Roulette (the darkest “reddish coral”)
- Coral Cloud mixed with just a touch of Roulette to make it darker
- Added white to the Coral Cloud mixture for the lightest pink
- Nocturne Blue
- Bubble Turquoise
- Tidewater mixed with a touch of Bubble Turquoise (it was too light “as is”)
5. After the boards are completely dry, grab your Colorshot sealer to give 2-3 solid coats onto the bag boards! 🙂 Be sure that the boards are coated really well since they will be toted around, used and constantly having bags slammed on their surface….so a good few coats is really necessary! 🙂
TAAA DDAAA! Your custom bag boards are amazing and beautiful and so full of personality!