A Cutting Board
Stencil in your font of choice
Paint in your color
Paint Brush, fine tip
Paint Board, paper plate worked for me but you can use egg cartons or even buy a paint plate
Drill and Drill Bit
1. Start by placing your stencil where you want it. I tend to just eye my projects because I have a good eye for straight lines but you can draw a straight line in pencil to line your stencils on. Pencil the words on lightly as you want them and feel free to erase and re-write as you need to till you like it.
|I'm a messy kinda artist but I work best that way :) I cleaned up for all of you!|
2. When you are satisfied with your lettering, pour a bit of paint on your plate and dip your brush tip in it and start filling in your gorgeous letters! Try to outline the letters first as it will provide a cleaner look overall and keep the lines as long as possible to keep them from looking choppy. Also, only dip the very tip of the brush in the paint. The less paint on the brush the easier it is to control the brush's movement.
|and my Husband works in Finance...Let the comments commence :)|
|We did blue for our Military Pride and to match our all boy |
decor...Use what works for you though!
Once that dried (in about 30 seconds) I put a nail in our wall and hung up our new little masterpiece!
Hopefully this helps gives you an idea on how easy it can be to save that loved gift and better yet, hang it up for the world to see. Keeping family close even when far away can be tough, but things like this make it easier for us.
|Making Easter Rice Krispy Treats |
with his dog...Baking from
an early age :)
Jules and Monkey