How I do hand Lettering for my signs

I have been asked a few times how I do the lettering on my hand painted signs. 
Since I had a special order sign to do I decided to make a video painting some lettering.
Learn to Paint Lettering

To just tell you with photos is really not going to help but I can say that I typically print out the wording, transfer to my surface (sign) with graphite paper and then fill in with brush strokes. 

I did both a script or cursive video and a block print video then spliced them together to get one video for both types of lettering.
This sign below is the one I used for the print demo and the sign above for the script or cursive. 
I can’t claim to improving much in the video department, I still get my pallet in the way, my audio level changes with which way I am facing as I paint and I at times get my hand in the way of the camera but I do think you will come away with a general idea of how I get my lettering painted.
To see the video just click on either photo above, which will open another window, or CLICK HERE.

Check back in soon and I will share some signs I painted up to put in the Gallery and another painting video I am editing now for your viewing pleasure.
Have a great rest of the weekend!

 For more painting tutorials from roses to geraniums just CLICK HERE





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  2. Excellent tutorial! Thank you so much! Lettering is a scary prospect (says the one who’s still trying to get roses down pat), but this makes it look much easier, or if not “easier,” at least more attainable. Thank you!

    1. I know what you mean, lettering is my least favorite part of my sign making, mostly because I don’t feel I do it justice. I do have another Rose video coming up and I am working on a pattern packet.

  3. Thanks for the video tutorial. I’ve read how to do this, but to actually see you do it helps to understand the process so much better. Your signs are pretty. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

  4. Very, very cool! You make it look so easy! Thanks for sharing your techniques. 🙂

  5. Just stopping back to let you know that I will be featuring this at tonight’s What We Accomplished Wednesday! Have an awesome day 🙂

  6. do you know some sites that have fancy lettering i can use to print out? I am a lefty and have terrible writing. lol thanks in advance…

    1. Try the free online font sources like DaFont and has some nice hand lettering choices and the prices are reasonable. I hope this helps.

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