Creating custom wood sign may be delightful. And now you can create something using your PC and printer. In this article, we want to give you step by step on how designing the wood sign ideas and transfer them to the wood or other materials. To create wonderful and custom-made wood sign ideas, you don’t need for fancy machines, stencils or such expense software. Since here we are showing how to make it for free!
In this project, you need to install an online application, which is PicMonkey. This application allows you to do plenty of basic editing and all free. And, here are the step by step to design:
1. Visit the website and click “edit”. Select phot from your PC and click “open”.
2. Click “Canvas Color”, then click the blue dot you see on the white area of the color map. Then click “apply”.
3. Click “resize” to change the dimension of your canvas according to the dimension of your wood panel.
4. While Your Canvas Is Set Up
you are free designing whatever the wood sign ideas you want to create, whether it is about wisdom, family sayings, etc. If you need to hang your wood signs at your own (for personal purposes), you are allowed to use the fonts on PicMonkey. On the other hand, if you want to create something to sell, then you need to purchase the fonts with a commercial license.
5. Click “save” after your design is complete and you are content with it.
Now, we are going to the next step, which is transferring a printed graphic:
- The chalk method. This is recommended if you use a darker colored background. Do this method by: (1) print out your signs or words, then rub chalk over the back of your image; (2) place your image on the surface, and trace the letters using a ball point pen; (3) the chalk is left behind on the surface; (4) paint in your signs or letters.
- Pencil method. This one is recommended if you use a white or light colored background. Do this method by: (1) print out your words or signs, and rub the pencil over the back of it; (2) place the image on the surface and trace the letters using a ball point pen; (3) the pencil is left behind on the surface; (4) paint in your signs or letters.
All done! So, which method is on your taste?