Raised Lettered Sign

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You guys are peachy keen!  I have the best readers.  Thank you to each of you and thank you to all who joined me last month for the design workshop.

It was a BLAST!  We made a raised lettered sign…or two.

Just as the workshop ended…inspiration hit me over the head and I’m sharing with everyone today.

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I’m the type of blogger that will try the unknown.  Not knowing the outcome, but interested in getting the results I want.  I’m keen on sharing what I’ve learned.  Above is a board used to show results of using different types of crackle paint mediums.  Then I tossed the board in my scrap wood pile.

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During last month’s design workshop, we made different types of raised lettering signs.  Were you watching?  In the final seconds, as most attendees have left the workshop, I had an AHA moment!

I had to test this AHA!

After digging knee-deep into my wood pile I can up with the red crackle board with white on one end…


Using a pencil I wrote “summer” on the red end.

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Then I fired up the hot glue gun and added a big dollop of hot glue in the middle of the board where the red and white met.

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Then using the hot glue I made a flower.

I made a smaller flower and part of a flower on the white end too.

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Then slowly I covered the “summer” with hot glue.  Then I let the glue dry.

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I had to snap a shot of the sign with the light reflecting on the glue.  It was like sunlight reflecting on gentle waves of a lake while birds sang, ducks floated by and the smell of fresh cut grass was in the air…

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until I plopped a big glob of paint in the middle of my sparkling sign.  Turquoise chalked type paint that I continued to smear over my creation.

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Until everything was covered.  Covered until it dried!!!  Notice the crackle medium is still at work!  But that’s fine.  It’s rustic.

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Then using a damp cloth rag, I rubbed over the raised areas to reveal the paint below through the glue!!!

Pretty weird and unique way to make a sign…right?

Would have been better if I took more time to remove the hot glue strings. 😕

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I’m getting hooked on this raised lettered sign.  It’s rustic!  If you would like to join us next month, click here for more details.  We will me making mason jar crafts.  Yes, you can bring a glass of wine!

Even tho it says “summer”…ugh!  I live in Arizona.

Here’re my hot glue gun tips…that have nothing to do with signs.

So, let me know, Should I keep it or toss it back in the wood pile?

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  1. Andi Cacciatore says:

    As usual – I’m floored by your AHA! Moments!! God bless you for thinking of this – I have so many things to try this on – gotta go unpack my glue gun now!

  2. That’s really cute. Opens up a world of possibilities! Thanks Jeanette

  3. Got me thinking this would be a great project for my grand babies they could do their names and make a sign for their room… Thanks for the idea Jeanette.

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