No matter how you spell it, this project will have you creating decorative letters in substantial sizes.What You'll NeedTools Materials
- rigid foam insulation 2" thick
- drywall compound 1625-860
- white caulking 2043-346
- sanding sponge 1061-499
- Designer Series Paint: 1858/base colour shown: Love Letters WB002; accent colour shown: Black Heath D25-1-0235-3
- paint brush 1 1/2" 1613-365
- artist brush 5495-528
- utility cloths 4532-813
- stencil letters
- picture hangers 2353-416
- Trace the letter from the stencil, eliminating the bridges (spaces).
- Enlarge to desired size on a photocopier or with a grid pattern.
- Trace enlarged letter on the rigid foam insulation.
- Cut out letter on a band saw. Dust off residue.
- Coat the front of the letter with drywall compound and let dry. Then, coat the sides and let dry.
- Sand to a smooth finish.
- Trace a simple pattern on the front of the letter, and then trace the pattern with caulking.
- Let dry 48 hours.
- Paint the front and sides of the letter with base colour. Using a damp cloth, rub the paint into the compound.
- Let dry 24 hours.
- Apply the accent colour with an artist brush on desired highlighted areas and wipe off with a damp cloth.
- Repeat with base and accent colour until you achieve your desired look. Let dry.
Free standing letters
- Adhere a hanger to the back of the letter and position on the wall.
- J and P will need to be weighted for balance by attaching fishing weights or heavy washers on the back.
- C, D, G, O, Q, S, and U need to have a squared bottom to allow them to stand. You can also use adhesive furniture protectors to help them stand.