(Closed) Wedding Wooden Direction Signs — HOW are the fonts printed/painted on????

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i’d imagine stencils

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You could cut a stencil with a Cricut like Ms Meowerson suggested, or you could also cut vinyl (with a sticky back) with a Cricut and just stick it on. Personally I’d go stencil even though it would be more work, I’d be worried about ripping the vinyl or sticking it on slanted.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

On fabric I do the good ‘ole freezer paper stencil. That probably won’t work on the wood.

I would suggest trying to find stencils online or at a craft store. I’m SURE that there’s something out there.

If you have a cricut I would make the stencils on that.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@superh2ogirl: I’m thinking though with a stencil, that would be really difficult because of letters like “e” where you have a floating centre if you catch my drift.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can also print out your wording on your computer, then project it with an overhead projector onto the sign. Pencil it in, then fill in the shape with paint.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I  used graphite transfer paper in white to transfer printed out text (from my regular printer & computer) to wood.  You can use this tutorial for step by step instructions.  Just start out with your text printed out to size on a regular sheet of paper.  It’s super easy.  Took me about 1 hour per sign to print, transfer & paint. 

http://www.ehow.com/how_2216232_transfer-image-wood-graphite-paper.html

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