Sunday, July 26, 2015

You Are My Sunshine - Arial Bold Font

I'm wanting a bright happy sign for my wall!

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I know you might want one too -

so here are some details.

Using fence boards,

cut 9 pieces

9.25" long.

Cut a utility panel for the back

measuring 8" x 48".

Connect with screws on back.

The sign will measure 9.25" x 49".

Give the whole piece a brown wash.

(water down some brown paint and brush on)

You could use stain too.

The water/paint wash will dry faster.
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Alternate yellows on boards.

I used some egg yolk yellows, toy truck yellows,

yellow ochre, and light apricots

and randomly shaded and overlapped areas

on the second coat.

I had to run a brown brush along the edges afterward

to get the worn look that I wanted.

I used Arial Bold font to create my lettering,

then pencil transferred onto my yellow background.

Then paint white lettering in with a flat brush.

Ta Da!  Happy Art.

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I hope you enjoy this project,


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Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love, Love, Love this, Deb!
Thanks for sharing!


Leslie Anne @ Fairhope Supply Co. said...

So cheerful, and I happen to love this song. I sang it every morning at "circle time" to my Kindergarten students, who were all from inner city homes. They would just beam with happiness when I told them they were my "sunshine."

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Very pretty and cheerful! :) ~Rhonda

Bliss said...

Love it and pinned it. Thanks for always including the details on your paint techniques. They give those of us who fake our way through painting things the ability to achieve the look.

Terry said...

Hello! Love the pop of color this sign brings to your already beautiful room! Love that bed frame! You make everything seem so easy, thank you for sharing this project!


Unknown said...

Very happy art indeed. Thanks for the great tutorial!

Fox and Finch Antiques said...

Very good job, Deb. You nailed it! So much better than anything you find in a shop.

bj said...

This is so stinkin' cute...and I love your adorable bed and it's dress.
Here from Cozy...

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Really sweet Deb! I love the bold font and the mix of yellows.

rose said...

What size fonts did u use?

Wendy Johnson said...

Love your sign. I wanted to sign up for your blog but couldn't figure out how?

Deb Hrabik said...

Hi rose- darn, my computer is in the shop so I can't reference my photoshop document. I will post that when my computer is back. Thanks, deb

Deb Hrabik said...

Hi Wendy!
If you view the web version, you can follow by email or follow on Facebook.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Featured you at be Inspired this morning. Thanks so much for sharing Deb!

Twice Nice said...

Always enjoy your posts Deb! So cute and I've been craving the brights lately.

Claire said...

Hi first time I have come across your blog, what drew me was the colourfulness of your sign I really like the fact that it is so bright and bold. Thanks

reFresh reStyle said...

You are so talented and creative! Love it, pinned it!

Karen @ karensuponthehill said...

I adore that yellow! What a great sign!
I would love for you to stop by on Mondays and share at our Something to Talk About link,party!

Muchmore Creative said...

What a great project! So bright and fun. Have a great week :)

Sara said...

Love this so much! I really like the quilt on the bed. Would you mind sharing where you found that? Thanks so much! Found you via the Pretty Pintastic Party!

Deb Hrabik said...

Thanks MrsMajor -
I found the quilt at Pottery Barn Kids.
I'm loving it too!
Have a great day,

Alayna's Creations said...

Adorable. I love the technique you used with the small board slats and the different colors of paint.

I am co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty link party this month and would love to have you stop by for a visit. The door is open for the current party through Monday night.

Sahana Ajeethan said...

Love the sign ! Thank you for sharing with us @ #HomeMattersParty. WE would love to have you again next week.

Anonymous said...

The sign looks great! The color is perfect! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!