I started out with a wood plaque I found at the DI a few weeks ago for .50 cents.
Paint - Magnolia White, Marigold Souci, and Maple Sugar Tan
I painted the first coat Maple Sugar Tan, let it dry and lightly sanded.
Second coat is Margiold Souci, let it dry and lightly sanded again.
Third coat is Magnolia White, let it dry and lightly sand again.
This way, the colors all started to show through in some places.
(I would have used paint stripper, but since it was Sunday I couldn't go to the store and I had to use what I had!)