DIY Wedding Glass Wedding Sign

DIY Wedding Glass Wedding Sign


hi I’m Sarah from sarahtypes.com and today I’m going to show you how to DIY this wedding sign yourself. these are the supplies you need, first we have a frame bought from Michael’s with glass inside and not plastic and then we have masking tape, two sizes of sharpie paint pens, a thick and skinny one also a bistro chalk marker and then we have acetone so if we make any mistakes you can just easily erase them and paper, pencil and eraser to mock up the designs so first things first you want to mock up the design you are going to put in your frame, I did mine on the iPad if you want you can see my process here that’s what I’m going to transfer onto the glass I’ll probably put on paper first and then put the paper behind the glass. okay so step one is grabbing some paper to fill out the width of your frame so you know how much room you have to actually put in the design you just mocked up so once I have the two pieces of paper taped together i’m just going to write with pencil the design that i have on my ipad since my design didn’t take up the whole paper which is what I wanted, I have space on either side. I’m just going to fold over area where there isn’t any writing and then that way i can easily Center it within the frame and see where the design starts an ends so now I’m just going to pop out the back of the frame and you might just want to take out the glass entirely and then you place the glass on the floor or on your table and draw on top of the glass. I’m leaving it in the frame just so it’s a little bit easier for you to see in the video where the edges are so I’m just placing the paper underneath the glass and kind of eyeballing it to make sure that it’s centered once I have it pretty much centered I’m going to grab the masking tape and I’m just going to take the tape and put it along the bottom where the letters are aligned and try to get it as straight as possible, I am going to grab a measuring tape and measure the ends just to make sure that I have it straight and then I’m just going to keep doing this for the rest of the design I’m just going to use the paper that I’ve mocked up and then my measuring tape and then just keep using masking tape to put all the lines for all of the texts that’s going to get added I’m also going to use my chalk pen to measure out the line so that when I put the tape down I’m putting it straight across once you got it all mapped out you’re going to take your chalk marker and just draw along the top edges of the tape so you have the lines you’re going to use to put your letters on. The chalk marker is really great because it just wipes away just like chalk you can’t really see my pencil drawing underneath because the pencil is so light but I’m using that and the glass to kind of trace over the drawing on the paper and i’m using my chalk pen right now to draw out all the letters that i have underneath the glass you can see here that I’ve fully drawn out the whole lettering project and it’s all done in the chalk marker now I’m going to grab my Sharpie paint pen and go over the chalk lines with the Sharpie paint pen I also remove the tape from the bottom so that I can really make my letters flowing and not just be totally straight because it’s a little bit more elegant and a little prettier when your letters can drop below the line and have flourishes and whatever you feel is necessary so I’m just going to speed this up and go through the whole board one tip is with the paint pens you really want to make sure that you press it down on some scrap paper for a while because you want to have a lot of ink on that marker otherwise it can tend to drag the paint and then it’s not as smooth of a surface as when you have it really loaded up with paint the technique i’m using for my larger letters is faux calligraphy and that’s where you fake your thicks and thins, so it’s not created just by pressing harder on a Down stroke, on your down strokes you create two lines beside each other and then fill them in with ink so it gives that same effect as if you were using a nib pen when it drags down on the paper so now that I finished filling in the whole area with paint pen over top of the chalk I’m just going to go in with a tissue paper and just rub out all of the chalk pen that’s underneath right now I notice that my sweet Tea is missing a ‘t’ at the end of sweet so I’m just putting some acetone on some of the ink to wipe it away and then I’m just going to go over it and write the correct letter now I’m just going in and filling any of the little gaps that might appear after wiping away the chalk paint but once that’s done you’re good to go I hope you enjoyed this video I love to see what creations you come up with tag me on instagram at sarahtypes, give this video a like if you liked it and subscribe for more

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