This is a sponsored post for DecoArt for whom I am a Core Blogger. As always, all ideas and opinions are 100% my own.
Hand lettering is SO popular right now! Too bad my handwriting stinks. I’m working on improving it, but in the meantime, I’m using an alternative “handwritten” type technique.
I thought the hand lettering look was perfect for my new America wall art! Let me show you how I made it.
And, as a bonus, be sure to check out some more fabulous Patriotic Painted Projects from other DecoArt Core Bloggers at the end of this post!
I found this flag wall art at Target in the Dollar Spot. It was a little too forced rustic for my taste. But I’ve been on the hunt for something shaped like the US for ages that I could alter and the price was just right on this.
Next, create the text on your computer. I love the Austie Bost Versailles font for faux hand lettering. Print out the text, place it on your wall art, and trace slowly over the text with a Sharpie. The Sharpie will go through the paper and leave a pattern on the paint that you can trace. Once the Sharpie is dry on the paint, go over it with a small point paintbrush and the Snow White paint. Trace over the letters with at least 2 coats of the paint.
Paint on some little stars for accents in the empty spaces.
I am so in love with how this sign turned out! It’s going to be an exciting addition to my patriotic mantel this summer.