DIY Growth Chart
I hope this finds you well.
I have had a rushed week and I am not sure why. One day ran into another and zip…
it is Thursday!
I have been attempting to get several custom orders done and ready to ship.
My favorite this week is this custom growth chart.
I am loving how it turned out.
I started with a 1 x 6 pine board and stained it with MinWax Dark Oak stain then let it dry thoroughly.
I started with adding marks for the lines at the feet increments with a ruler and Sharpie.
I should’ve used my triangle to make sure my lines were straight but I could not find it in my messy cabinet.
I put down the painters tape to make sure the lines were of equal length.
For the numbers I used a stencil I got at Hobby Lobby a year or so ago.
If you don’t have a stencil you can also print them out and use graphite paper then fill in like I shared here
I go back and add in the inch marks.
Then at 6 inches I make a slightly longer than the inch but shorter than the foot mark.
All of that is the tedious part, now comes the fun!
Adding the airplanes.
I based in the general shape with white so the colors would pop.
Notice the little mark under the propeller that is a faux pas.
That is easy to fix, take a q-tip dipped in alcohol and rub it right out, alcohol removes acrylic paint.
Next add in the colors to make your design.
I had copied the design on the babies crib set and decor.
Oh, I nearly forgot!
Print out with your inkjet or laser printer the name you need to paint on!
Here is the video where I show you how to paint lettering.
Here I am about to transfer the lettering to the board then I fill in with black paint.
I typically print the wording in “outline” mode to save on ink but this time I missed that step.
There is room for more names, if needed, in the future.
I am working on more painting videos.
I am thinking a better or more complete one of how to paint the hydrangeas is in order.
I have a new microphone for my camera on order so I hope that will help in better audio on the next videos.
Okay, enough chatter from me.