(Closed) Need Bee Intervention/Inspiration Help!!

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think the paint is what is important, not stamp versus stencil.  Almost any craft paint works on wood.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Maybe print something out in the font you like, and trace it?  You can paint it in later.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I can’t remember where I saw this now (blog post or DIY post), but you print off a copy of the text you want in the size you want it, and then you color on the BACK of that sheet of paper in pencil so it is totally black. Then you put it black side down on the wood and trace around the font you want. The lead will transfer to the wood just where you traced!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Gardens of the World

You can print out the word you want in the font you like, then shade the back of the paper with lots of pencil. Then place the piece of paper against the wood and use the pencil again to “trace” the letters really hard. The pencil shading on the back of the paper should then transfer to the wood and then you can easily paint the letters. I hope that explanation makes sense…

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Gardens of the World

haha CorgiTales just beat me to it 😛

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m here for ya girl!  Here’s my advice.  Use DaFont to find the font you want if you don’t already have it, and then open a word doc and print off in the font you want and the phrase you want on the signs.

I’d then print it out in landscape and then if needed blow it up a bit.  Then I’d carefully cut out the letters from the paper using a cutting tool and then trace it onto the sign using a pencil (I like the natural light wood look btw) and then fill it in with paint.

Or you could call your local papersource and ask for help.  They have great ideas on stuff like this.  Or at the michael’s.  You might still know some folks there. 

But that’s what I’d do.  Bet it will look great!   

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Gardens of the World

I think an ink pad would work fine for the stamp. And yes, if you want the sign black then you should paint it black first- but the silver paint you have might make it easier coz the shading will show up better on a paler background 🙂

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Gardens of the World

@crebre80: lol. That’s probably what I will be like 21 days out- still coming up with projects to do! Your signs will look awesome I am sure 🙂

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