Everything gets personalized.
I've been doing a lot of personalizing these days.
It's fun, easy, fast and makes for great gifts.
The technique I use is very simple.
* For an updated post on this how-to click here.*
1. Print out letters (font shown here is American Typewriter) and line up on piece.
Using a ballpoint pen trace outline of letters:
The pressure of the pen creates a slight indent in the wood.
2. Paint inside the indent:
The indent actually creates a tiny dam to hold the paint.
I use this technique on every wood piece I paint.
The look is clean and neat but still has that handpainted feel.
Detail shot on this Banksville sign proves that:
Wood and paint go hand in hand.
Up next, personalizing with fabric and thread!
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