Quite literally! It is a sign! I made one har har. And being my first sign I'm pretty pleased. For the most part. I didn't do a step by step or anything since these things are a dime a dozen now days. And let me tell you you'll be glad I didn't.
I knew I wanted this to hang over the front door inside so I measured to get an idea of how long my board should be. Well let me tell you if you have a short last name you wont want it to be too long or your letters have to be GINORMOUS for it to look remotely cool lol.
While that dried I cut out my letters on the silhouette and then taped off my lines for the rugby stripe in the middle. I painted the letters and stripes in burnt umber.
Next came the fun part. If you think an education is difficult, try being stupid. First my centering was off so the G was way too far to the left. Re-sand and paint and glaze. While that dries start painting the letters on backward from right to left. Got the H, woohoo! Looks great. What's next? Oh yes how about a G! Mother of all things holy! Are you kidding me? Why can't I get this right? I can't spell my name backward. So we sand some more and re-paint again. That's two out of 5 letters I've screwed up thus far. Now I'm pursing my lips and trying to refrain from cursing so loud the neighbors come to find out if I've severed a limb.
I'm sure you can see around the T where it's blotchy. Yep, being a retard is challenging some days. But overall I'm happy and hey... you can't win em' all right?!
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