I am so ready!
This happens every winter.
I need a splash of bright color.
This makes me happy.
I thought you might like some sunshine
in your home too.
The signs at Go Jump in the Lake
are so cool, I thought I would
give it my own twist .
Here's how to get it -
I started with 1/2" plywood 21" X 26".
Paint the back any color really.
I use semi-gloss black.
Paint the edges with a water extended Burnt Umber.
The base coat is a mix of Kilz and Yellow.
It might take two or three coats
ending up with mostly yellow for the base.
I get impatient and have to use my blow dryer
Apricot is the shade color on the edges.
I used Photoshop to layout my lettering.
Brush Script Std font.
Pencil the back of the letter template.
I use my window for a light box.
You could also chalk the back
depending on the base color.
Use a pen to transfer from the front.
A pen keeps a sharper line when you press.
Actually I could have pressed a little lighter
because my lines transferred darker that I wanted.
I filled in the lettering with white kilz first
then whatever other white you might like.
The lettering didn't show up quite enough on the yellow
so I put a light raw sienna shade on the right and bottom
of the letters with a 1/4" flat brush.
Isn't it fun how color
can make such an impact on your mood.
Hey friends - Bright Days and Blessings,
"If you are filled with light
with no dark corners
your whole life will be radiant."