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DIY Brush Lettered Garden Sign

Posted by Carisa Zglobicki

Building on basic brush lettering techniques to create a custom home decor sign for your garden.

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Hi Blitsy Fans!

A couple months ago, I shared my journey into brush lettering and gave a few techniques as well as tips that you can find in this post. Today, I want to share how you can use your own brush lettering to create custom home décor on a rustic wooden sign like this one from Walnut Hollow. Of course, I am also putting my own mixed media spin on it as well so I want to show you how to use tissue paper along with a permanent brush marker like the one by Sharpie to get perfect placement and lettering each and every time. As with any lettering project, I start with a lot of practicing on my Rhodia Graph Paper and pencil. Then I will use my Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen to see if I like the design. For this project, I then place my tissue paper over top of that and use the Sharpie Brush Marker to do my final lettering. This allows me to get it just right and place it perfectly on the wooden sign using gel medium without having to worry about ruining it. You can check out the entire process below to see how it all comes together in the video.

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  • Walnut Hollow Rustic Market Sign
  • Liquitex White Gesso
  • Paint Brayer
  • Pebeo High Viscosity Studio Acrylics DYNA (Iridescent Violet Blue, Iridescent Blue Green)
  • Rhodia Pad
  • Liquitex Matte Gel
  • Tissue Paper (White)
  • Sharpie Marker Brush Tip (Black)
  • Simply Simmons 3/4" Flat Wash Brush
  • Paper Smooches Stamps (Graceful Beauties)
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics (Green Gold , Quinacridone Violet, Primary Yellow)
  • Golden Fluid Acrylics (Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold)

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you are inspired to take your brush lettering to the next level to create fun, custom home decor pieces. Until next time, Happy Crafting!