I used a piece of drawer side painted with Simply White Chalk Clay paint (CeCe Caldwell) for my Fresh Eggs sign.
I printed out Font: Snell Roundhand Black size 225 on my ink printer, trimmed the words
and chalked the back of the words. This was so I could 'see' the outlines after tracing. Didn't work for me so I will have to figure out what would be better, maybe coloured chalk?
I flipped the letters face down, rubbed the backs with chalk, flipped them over and taped them lightly to my board. I traced over the outline of each letter with a ball point pen pressing very hard. When I finished that I traced each letter with a fine tip sharpie.
Aside: I think I wouldn't use a sharpie again, it left an outline that I couldn't hide with the paint. I am wondering if a coloured sewing chalk would work and if it could be rubbed away after the painting was finished.
If you look around the black edges you might be able to see the groves from the ball point pen tracing.
I didn't take pictures while I was painting, should have. Took awhile to find a brush with a fine enough tip for painting the thin bits. I think there is some brush shopping in my future.
A collage of the steps
1. chose a font and print it the size you need.
I picked Font: Snell Roundhand Black and size 225 to fit my board
2. cut each word out, rub back with chalk, turn word face up and trace HARD with a pen to make groves in the wood
3. trace over the groved letters with a fine tip black sharpie
4. fill in the letters with paint - I used chalk type paint and used a selection of fine tipped brushes as I tried to get the best tip for painting.
5. when dry sand to give the sign a worn look
6. wax, polish, add hook to back
I love the sign set up with a black cast iron frying pan and vintage red egg scale.
First try, lots more to learn.
Saturday afternoon, after I had been doing a bit of cleaning up in the shed I found a green plastic school alphabet stencil. Couldn't resist the temptation so I used a piece of 2x3/4" wood, painted it Dover White , used Beckley Coal and a small stencil brush and turned the small piece of board into a two sided sign. (DH added a eyelet to hang the sign and cut the board off after the S.)
When I went to put stock in my booths Sunday I found a GREEN egg scale and just HAD to make another vignetee.
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