I think Pottery Barn got me hooked on adding typography into decor. Someone once asked me what the “1, 2, 3” in my entryway signified.
“Oh, nothing,” I replied,
“I just think they look neat!”
I’m pretty sure the person thought I was crazy…but that’s nothing new! Ha!
I thought it would be fun to add a Monogram sign of the letter of our family’s last name in our entryway gallery wall. (In case you’re wondering why I chose “h”.)
It, too, was the same basic painting style I described earlier. This time, I “tapped on” some of the panther paint on top of the blue to give it a more antiqued look. I used the computer to print out a large “h” in Book Antique font and transferred it on to the front with graphite paper.
Once I filled in the letter in with panther paint, I let it start to dry and then just rubbed off a bit of the center paint with a paper towel. (Refer to the “how to” post for more details.)
I used this same technique when I painted the “laugh” sign.
I found this method of painting letters much quicker and is way more forgiving than my previous methods. It’s ok that it’s not perfect. A little uneven and “messy” adds to the fun of it.
If you’ve missed the previous “Parade of Wall Art” posts, you can find the links here:
Entryway Gallery Wall Reveal
Linking to: CRAFT