I love creating hand lettered home decor pieces for our home. I think it is fun to get my creative juices flowing by making something that I can add to our home. I was recently listening to a podcast from one of my favorite creatives, Rad and Happy. Tara was talking about how the only way you can get better at being “creative” is to do something creative every day.
So I have wanted to create something for our home with hand lettering. I have been working every day to improve my hand lettering, so I thought I would create something that would add to our living room. Now this tutorial is how you can cheat at making a hand lettered sign. That is why I love it because you don’t have to have perfect penmanship to achieve an adorable sign!
How To Cheat Your Way To A DIY Hand Lettered Sign
- Derwent Academy Acrylic Paper Pad
- Derwent Academy Water Soluble Acrylic Paints
- Derwent Academy Artistic Brushes
- Derwent Academy Paint Palette
- Xyron Creative Station Lite with Repositionable Refill
- Cricut Maker
- Hand Lettered Font
Using your Cricut, cut out hand lettered font in a text you like. Cut the font onto a piece of the acrylic paper.
Run the text on the acrylic paper through the Xyron Creative Station Lite with repositionable refill. The reason you want repositionable, is because we will be removing the cut out text after we paint! This is the key to cheating your way to a DIY hand lettered sign!!
Take another piece of the acrylic paper and lay on a flat surface. Adhere the text onto the paper. I did mine at an angle.
Fill your paint palette with acrylic paints in colors that go with your decor. I went with a shade of red, yellow, blue, and purple.
Cover the paper with the different paint colors using a variety of paint brushes. This will create texture and depth to the hand lettered sign.
Once you finished painting, gently remove the letters from the paper.
Let dry on a flat surface. I put my hand lettered sign in a picture frame to decorate my shelving in my living room!
This sign looks like something that was custom made, but it isn’t!! I just cheated my way to create something that looks super unique and hand lettered. Head over to the Xyron Facebook Page for more inspiration using Derwent Academy acrylic paints!