Most of the time I don’t feel like an artist. I generally refer to myself as a crafter. To me an artist creates something new, something original. I believe that I am talented. That my ability to knit is something special that I have. But most of what I make is inspired or based on things that I have seen. So, while I think being a business major is practical, sometimes I wish that I was an art major instead.
Which means I really cherish the ‘artistic’ moments in my life when I have them.
I have been wanting a sign for my table when I do craft shows for awhile. The other night I when I was trying to go to sleep I suddenly knew exactly what I wanted my sign to look like. So this weekend I tried to do some painting.
My husband always has lots of scrap wood lying around, so I found a piece that was a width that I liked so I only had to trim it down to the right length. Then I painted the whole thing gray. I just used some poster board paint we had and mixed the black and white together until it was the right shade of gray.
When that was dry I added some yellow swirls. I used a acrylic craft paint and added some white to it to make it a little softer.
Then it was time for some lettering. I printed the letters using the same font and my header and traced them mirror-image onto the back of some contact paper. I cut the lettering out with an exacto knife and then stuck the contact paper down on my board and used it as a stencil. I mixed some black paint in with my brown so it would be a really dark brown.
And here’s how it turned out!
I can’t wait to use it at my next show