Hand-painted signs, paradoxically, are a great way to stand out in this age of computer generated content.
They add charm to an otherwise mundane visual encounter...so here's how to stand out!!
Print logo or text on a sheet of paper and secure it to the surface you wish to paint.
Tip: If you need your image to be larger than standard paper size, select the tile option in print dialogue box. You can also choose a large font size and print one letter per piece of paper. I like to tile the images because it keeps much of the image/text together and I don't have to measure for each individual letter.
Trace the outline of the printout. Metal burnisher tools work best, but you can use a pencil like I did here.
If you're burnishing on a rough surface, don't worry too much about how the trace looks on paper.
Step 3: Peel back one side of the printout and check to make sure your markings are visible.
Step 4: If you are burnishing on a dark surface like I did here, I like to go back and outline the burnished edges with a pencil so I'm not straining to see.
Step 5: Use an appropriate size brush to paint inside your outlines. If you're painting on a dark surface, don't worry too much about getting a good, clean edge the first go-round. You might just need a second coat of paint. If you're using latex paint, you can keep a wet rag handy for any slip-ups.
Step 6: Once you're finished, take a step back from your work. If there are any lines that need touching up, you can take note of that now and clean up whatever needs attention.
Posted on 10/06/2016 at 11:07:00 AM