From there, it’s as easy as manipulating the fonts to fill the area. I like to fill the fonts with white, and outline in a thick stroke. It saves on ink! Precious, precious printer ink. Tape your sheets together, cut out, and tape in place on your board. From there follow her tutorial!
- I got an 1 1/2″ wide strip of Pine, and had it cut down to the lengths I needed.
- I laid them out next to the letters and marked the center of each letter for the large ‘HOOCH’ (two markings per ‘H’) and the flattest points of the letters for the script ‘parlour’.
- Break out the drill! I drilled each hole about 1/2″ from the edge of the wood.
- Then, to be sure I made the holes in the right place on the letters… I turned my letters upside down and laid the wood across them. With a pencil, I made a mark through the hole I just drilled.
- On each letter, cut the hole on the marking with the Xacto knife.
- Threw some nuts, screws and L-brackets in the mix, and bing bang boom! At this point it was ready to be mounted on the wall!
- USE a level, don’t get lazy! You want this to look good, gotta pay attention to even the little things 🙂