My motivation for creating my own sign came from a desire to create something that could represent Taunya’s Creations. I wanted something that I could use as a symbol or picture for the blog. Signage can be made in many ways, using a variety of materials. One of the ways I challenge myself in art is to create something using materials I have on hand. It keeps the cost down and I find it fun to make odd things useful. There are times when I will purchase supplies to create specific projects if I don’t have it around. In this blog, I will show you how I created my own personal sign.
Sometimes when I have an idea to create something I first visit a hobby store to see how much the item would cost if I was to purchase it. This is fun because I also get to see how others create my idea using different materials. Most of the time I find it cost way too much money and it’s not personal enough to describe me, so I get to work on creating my own.
I began my creation by deciding on what the foundation would be. I choose a cork board because I happened to have one and it was solid and sturdy. This would allow me to hang it up like a picture in my craft area and use it as motivation. After I made my choice, I decided on a color. As you can see I choose purple.
I thought next about the design of the words I wanted on my sign and what size I wanted them. I looked through what I had on hand and found stencils and wood letters. So, I went with that. Since I didn’t have all the wood letters to make my words, I choose to just make the first letter of each word wood. This would make it stand out enough from the stencil letters.
I picked a flower design for my background. I saw a picture online that I liked. My drawing won’t look exactly like the one online, I’m just using it for inspiration. I will be using stencil for some of the flowers and freehand drawing the rest of the background design.
I wanted to create some embellishment to the background so I made one of the flowers raised by cutting cardboard circles from the toilet paper roll. I also used some beads in the middle of some of the flowers.
The most fun part of this project is adding the color. No rules to this, you make it the way you want.
I saved the border until last, but you could do it when you paint the background. I had to rough my border up a bit with sand paper for the stain to take. You can design your border however you like there are many options.
Here is the finished product! It took me about 4 days to complete this sign, but I didn’t work on it consistently. You need time for the paint to dry so it doesn’t get accidentally smeared while you are painting on different areas of the background.
I hope you enjoyed this blog! Visit again to see what I create next.