Once the dimensional writer paint has dried, lightly paint over the brown sides and edges of the plaques with each color of Americana paint. We did Wasabi Green for the sage plaque, Spa Blue for thyme, Golden Straw for dill and Light Buttermilk for basil. Load the paintbrush, then wipe off the excess onto a paper towel and dry brush it over the Espresso. This will create a rustic look to the edge of the plaques. Use sandpaper to rough up the edges and expose a little of the wood.