So you know those wordy signs on wood that are all the rage right now? Well I thought it’d be great to join in and try my hand at it too. I looked into all the different ways one could possibly get words onto said wood.
- Freehand. Hahaha. yeah right!
- Printing onto wax paper and doing the transfer thing. I bought the paper and then realized I have the wrong kind of printer. grrr
- Photo transfer.
- Sticky letters to be painted over and then removed.
There are certainly options, but none were working out for me and I was getting frustrated. I wanted to participate darn it!
So I ended up grabbing my Dremel.(which has seriously been sitting around in its collector tin for more years than I care to admit; like 6 years 😬. Cause I just had to have it, for my birthday) Anyway… I started playing around and came up with my style. Finally! It’s a little on the rustic side, but I live in lake country and there are a lot of people with cabins who may appreciate my “craft”.
“Home Sweet Home”came together so naturally and quickly. And now it’s one of my favorites.
I sold my favorite fish sign …”welcome to the lake”. And to think, I almost didn’t take it off the wall to bring to the craft sale. I’ll have to make one for myself.
So in the end I am fairly pleased with how I got my letters onto the wood. It is certainly different from what I’ve seen. I’m finding more and more signs and such in big box store flyers. Yes I said flyers. I don’t actually go to those places. But I was surprised that the health food store had signs. And really weirded out and disappointed to touch them and realize it was a paper coating to look like wood and what not. It’s sad that nothing is handmade anymore. Makes me feel like this is a pointless endeavor. Do people want true art made by people? Do they care? Finding that market may be tough.
But there’s something to be said for passion. Maybe it’s contagious !