A painter I am not, but the signs I see all over Pinterest really got me wanting to create some of my own art. Inspired by Charm is one of my favorite Pinterest accounts. This guy has a wonderful blog and does wonderful things! He is super talented and inspiring! Here’s a sign he made.
This wooden flag sign has seen better days and I decided to use the back for my project.
It was very easy to paint the sun, using a cooling rack to trace for the circle.
The stripes were not measured, I like them uneven like the rays of the sun. I painted the color on first, mixing some of my own.
I used painter’s tape to make straight lines between the color. I would have never thought of doing this, but the Inspired by Charm sign had them and it really makes a big difference. I found a font I liked and printed it off. It took a couple of tries to fit it the way I liked it on the sign. I do so many things using trial and error, sometimes this makes more work than needed, ehhh…..
I love Beatles lyrics!
I measured lines to follow, but as you can see the sign itself is a little on the crookedy side. I made my own “carbon” paper by scribbling on the back and then tracing over the letters. Painting them in was the most challenging part. It was hard!!
A dampened, magic eraser worked best to get rid of the pencil marks.
The colors were a little bright for my decor, so I whitewashed them with some white acrylic paint mixed with water then dabbed off with a paper towel.
I DO realize there is too much space between the third and fourth line. Not sure how that happened, but I’m considering adding a few little swirls or something to fill it in and make it look like I meant to do that. It really bugs me!
The owl lampshade is my own creation. You can see how I did it here. I made the moss covered M on an old door and added the little pennant banner. The old toolbox, tools, and lunchbox belonged to my grandfather and great=grandfather. I love shopping for rusty stuff in my dad’s garage!
So, there’s my first attempt at lettering a sign. Not perfect, but I still like it. I shall try again soon, because I do LOVE art with text! I hope I have inspired you to try one for yourself like Inspired by Charm did for me!