This H was the biggest pain in the rear!
I swear it was the most annoying project I’ve ever done.
Here’s how NOT to make a large block letter…
First off, DON’T start with a cereal box:
Fortunately for me, the letter H is symmetrical and easy to make. No curves or weird shapes.
So basically I cut out two identical H’s, and then I attached them to each other using rectangle pieces in between taped with box tape.
Here’s what it looks like partially taped together.
Almost done. I just cut pieces all the same width, but made each length the length of each side of the H.
Next thing I did was the paper bag technique.
So far so good. I should have just stopped here, but it just needed *something* else. Hmmmm…
The next thing you should NOT do is spray paint it this color.
Yikes. Too late to go back. Dang it. What a waste of time! Now I have to fix it.
Between the watery glue from the paper bags and the spray paint, the cardboard was too thin and buckled. Now it looks even worse!
So I traced it and cut out another H.
And then I attached the H with more box tape. This made it a bit thicker on the front and covered up the buckle.
Then I did the paper bag technique again.
I will NOT give up so easily! This H will turn out if it kills me!
So after the paper bag dried I printed Hepworth from the computer, cut out the letters, and glued them to the H.
I may be able to redeem this thing after all.
I then coated the entire thing in Mod Podge. This was my first ever attempt at Mod Podge, and now I’m hooked. Love the stuff!
I think I redeemed this H fairly well. The green was just awful, but I’m digging the neutral color with my last name running up the side.
Live and learn, right? I could have done this project in 1/3 the time if I’d used thicker cardboard, but in the end, I’m happy with it.