|You don't need many materials for this project: A piece of wood, |
some lyrics, paint, exacto knife and contact paper.
|I had this piece leftover from my Scrabble Board project|
|I typed the lyrics out and designed them to fit within the right size.|
|I taped off my border|
|I laid down the contact paper and then the lyrics|
|I started by covering the back of the lyrics page with |
graphite and then traced over the letters.
|You can see it transferring over here. But I soon learned |
just cutting out the letters of the paper with an exacto
knife will transfer the graphite too. For an easier way
to transfer your lyrics view Living with Lindsay's blog
|I'm pretty sure I just about broke my fingers cutting |
these letters out.
|And if the last step didn't break it then going back |
over the contact paper to ensure the cuts were all
made correctly definitely broke my fingers
|The fun part... peeling the contact paper off to leave the letters|
|I ran my brayer over the letters to make sure they |
were nice and snuggle against the wood before
I started painting
|I brushed paint on but I think I would use spray paint |
next time, for one, it would be a faster way to paint. But
also I noticed the paint I used was a little too liquidy
and ran under my letters
|I wanted the black paint to pop so before I pulled up in letters|
I sprayed the board with a glossy clear coat
|Here you can see where some of the paint seeped |
under the contact paper.
|Definitely like it though. Now I just need |
to figure out how I want to frame it.