Paint: how to handpaint without stencils
Or how to handpaint using any font, any size.
I made this sign for a friend's country house in Millerton, NY using the same handpainting technique I always use.
Here's how to handpaint without stencils:
1. Print out letters using your font of choice, here I used Bordeaux Roman Bold at 550 point.
Position printouts on painted wood board and using a ballpoint pen trace the outline of each letter.
The printout has become your 'stencil':
The pressure from the ballpoint pen leaves a slight indent in the wood:
2. Using a small brush (I prefer a #3 round), paint on and inside the indent:
3. Then add border details - stars and lines:
4. Seal the sign with Minwax clear satin poly, I prefer to paint on the poly with a sponge brush but you could use the aerosol version too.
Add sawtooth hangers to the back.
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