Hello DIY Friends!
I'm excited to share this project with you.
I was so inspired to paint this Route 66 sign
after visiting my son in Arizona.
I'll show you how it all started:
Traveling a very primitive and winding Route 66,
we came to a small mining town
in Oatman, Arizona.
Burros, Motorcycles and Gift Shops Galore!
We even got to watch a "shoot-out" at hign noon:
Oh, and I almost forgot,
MJ was arrested...
So all of that! "
Turned into this:
Starting with a 24" X 30" canvas,
I didn't do any base painting.
I just started with a template design
and traced around it with a pencil.
Then using a 1" flat brush
paint in the outline.
Make a template for your letters.
I penciled mine on tracing paper
(pencil lines on both sides of paper)
Then penciled over the tracing paper
which leaves a faint pattern on canvas
for you to follow.
Here are the colors I used:
Keep those worn out old chip brushes!
They are great for this dry brush technique:
So now our bathroom
has a sweet dose
of our Fun stop
on Route 66!
Have you traveled the winding Route 66?
I hope this inspires you to create a fun piece of graphic art!