Personalised Street Name Signs

What you will need:

  • 24”x6” (60.96cm x 15.24cm) stiff rectangular plank or board
  • Green paint
  • Cardboard letter stencils
  • Masking tape
  • Paintbrushes
  • Modpodge

Method:

  1. Start by painting your board green and allow to dry.
  2. Print your street name on the cardboard. You can try downloading the Roadway font, or use a bold Arial or Calibri for your lettering. Just use all capital letters at 400 point size. If you’ll be using the words “street”, “road”, “way”, etc. in the sign, that should be around 250 – 300 point size.
  3. Now cut the stencilled word out with a craft knife. Take your time, making it as neat as possible and being careful not to cut yourself. Now place your stencil where you want it, fixing it with masking tape.
  4. You should drybrush the white paint over the stencil. Don’t make your brush too wet as it might bleed paint. Do a couple of layers like this until you are satisfied with the look.
  5. If you want a trim around your sign, create a stencil of a straight line about 1 – 2cm wide and follow the same process around the edge.
  6. Wait for the paint to dry before removing the stencil.
  7. You can now coat the sign with Modpodge or another sealer to protect it.
  8. Let it dry and you’re done!

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