Friday, September 28, 2018

Hand Lettered Give Thanks Sign

Fall is here (at least in Montana) for real now--the leaves are changing, there is frost in the mornings, and I have started making for fall shows.

I put together some sign blanks with the same thin reclaimed boards I recently acquired (SEE HERE). Sign blanks are simply boards joined together that are initially left blank to later use for painting signs.
Hand Lettered Give Thanks Sign
After an Instagram poll, I decided to make a sign for fall. ( I was already to go for Christmas signs, but readers voted for fall). Of course, giving thanks is really a yearly thing, or should be, but it is especially perfect for autumn. 
Hand Lettered Give Thanks Sign
I sketched out my sign with a pencil first. I used a dart board to make a circle and hand-lettered the give thanks. I use white, semi-gloss, latex paint and a small liner brush to paint the sign.
Hand Lettered Give Thanks Sign
For the circle or wreath, I painted the main line or circle first and then I added more lines and leaves. When the paint was dry, I stained over everything, wiping the stain from the paint. this gives the paint a nice off-white warmth rather than stark white.
Hand Lettered Give Thanks Sign
Comment with one thing you are thankful for!

2 comments:

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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