I Am My Beloved’s custom artwork sign

So, ya, I made another sign. It wasn’t for me though. A friend asked me if I could replicate some art she found on pinterest. I had her send it to me and decided I’d take a stab at it. Here is the original art she sent me:

It’s from a blog called My *PINK* Life.

Isn’t it such a pretty piece of art? Well, here’s how mine turned out. My friend chose teal paint for the lettering instead of black. She also changed the reference from “Song of Songs” to “Song of Solomon”.

I think it’s a pretty good replication if you ask me. We were both happy with it at least. My friend came over and helped me make it and we had so much fun. I taught her how to use power tools and she used a nail gun for the very first time. I love seeing that look on someone’s face the first time they try out a power tool and realize that they can do it. It’s so empowering.

We started out with a bunch of scrap pieces of wood that I had leftover from making some previous signs. I just attached them all together. Each board is a 1×4, and for this project we used 14 boards. This is the biggest piece of art I have ever made. (Here’s a complete tutorial for building a sign.)

Once the boards were assembled we primed it then painted it white (Alabaster by Sherwin Williams to be exact). After the paint was dry we took some brown paint, watered it down a ton, and then brushed it all along the edges. Rubbing dark stain around the edges with a rag would have worked as well.

I used my Silhouette to print up all the lettering. The font is called Scrptina and you can download it here for free. Once the vinyl was attached to the board we painted it with teal paint, then peeled it off to reveal a nice lettered sign.

And here it is in all it’s glory.

Here’s a quick close-up to show detail.

A special thanks to Aimee Weaver for the beautiful inspiration piece. Oh, and BTW, she had a shop where you can buy all sorts of beautiful handcrafted signs.

(I am not affiliated with Amiee Weaver. She doesn’t know who the heck I am. I just think her work is pretty.) For more info please visit : Raidclinic.co.uk

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Comments

  1. Looks AWESOME!!!

  2. Very, very lovely. I love The Song of Solomon. Your friend, linda

  3. Ali,
    What does this mean?:

    ‘I just attacked them all together.’

  4. Did you use vinyl or contact paper? and do you have any secrets to keeping the paint from bleeding? I find it is hard to keep the vinyl/contact paper on the wood when it is uneven or rough wood.
    Looks great!
    Thanks for the idea!

    • I have the same problem as Kim. I have tried replicating your You & Me sign on a pallet and can’t get my contact paper to stick =/ Do you think I just need to sand some more?

      • Love this!! But I’ve had the same issues as the other ladies mentioned. I can never get my vinyl/contact paper to really stick to the wood or canvas. And since it doesn’t adhere that well the paint bleeds. Any tips on how to get it to stick better would be a huge help!!

        • once you apply your stencil, you then paint over the whole thing again with your base coat (or clear mod lodge). That way, anything that leaks under the stencil matches the base coat (so the leakage doesn’t show). Let that dry and then paint over top with your accent/stencil color.

  5. Your project turned out great!! Don’t you just love the Silhouette? It’s my favorite new craft toy.

  6. It looks perfect, I love it!!!

  7. Margie Pousardien says:

    Great job!!! I love the scripture! I love it!!!!!:)

  8. Do you remember what size font you used?

  9. What a gorgeous piece! I love it! Now I want to make one!

  10. Can I ask what font this is? It’s beautiful!

  11. I like what you guys are usually up too. This kind of clever work and exposure! Keep up the amazing works guys I’ve added you guys to my blogroll. dcgkdfdgedgc

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