Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Superman Name Sign
I completed my next pallet sign and I love it! I made it for a friend's son for his birthday. He is a big superhero fan and she said his room is primary colors so I chose (and she encouraged) Superman. It just so happens that she is also an Atlanta Braves fan and they are the same colors!
This sign I wanted to try out spray paint because that is what kind of paint that I had the right shade of blue in. So I sprayed the whole board, both sides and waited patiently (kind of) for it to dry.
Once it was dry I decided it was too bright blue and after looking at some pictures of Superman decided it needed some shading. I used acrylic blue and black paints to get the right color and added some shading to the sides and throughout. In the light it has a shimmery look from the spray paint to look like Superman and the shading tones it down a little.
After that I got to work on my Silhouette and made some stencils. On my last sign I taped the stencil down and then dabbed paint on. This took forever and I didn't really like it as much. This time I traced the stencil onto the wood with a colored pencil. Then I painted it with a thin brush. I wouldn't recommend this unless you have a steady hand, but for me it worked great.
I bought the Superman art from the Silhouette store and traced it on with a black paint marker and used a mixture of acrylic and Oops paint to fill it in.
I always thought mixing paint types would be bad, but I had nothing but good come out of it so I will be doing it from now on!
I outlined all of the letters in his name with a white colored pencil (to give it an Atlanta Braves look) and then I sprayed it with a clear protective coat and I was done! What do you think?