Merry and Bright Plaque

Merry and Bright Plaque

I am loving all the fun hand lettering projects I see on Pinterest. When I saw a Merry and Bright plaque design, I knew I needed to recreate it on our Basswood Country Round – Large. So, that is exactly what I did…

First I followed the outer rings on the wood and painted the center with DecoArt Americana Lamp Black.

I figured it would be easy enough to just hand letter….well, I think I need to brush up on my lettering skills. After several failed attempts on scratch paper to achieve the script look I wanted, I just picked a font and printed it out and traced it on. You can pick any font that you like, or if you have a stencil even better…I will master this hand lettering, but it may take a bit! After all was said and done, a simple Script Liner brush and some white paint and the lettering was done.

All that was left was to outline the holly and berries. For the holly I used DecoArt Americana Avocado, and the berries are Santa Red. To really make the red pop, I brushed one side of the berries with DecoArt Neons Fiery Red. After that, I erased any remaining transfer lines and brushed on some varnish. It was a fun and quick project, that can be finished in just a few hours.

I think I may just have to paint another one of these…it was so much fun!

Now where did I put my lettering practice book and pages….

Happy Holidays and Happy Painting!


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