Can you believe it’s time to begin thinking about Fall decor? I mean, it’s still about 10,000% here in Florida, we’re still swimming in the pool, and we’re still watching the tropics for more hurricanes.
But, it’s true that it’s about that time. Football and pumpkin everything, it’s upon us.
This tutorial is one that beginners can use as inspiration to create your own Fall decor.
To complete this project, you’ll only need four colors of paint and a piece of wood, canvas, or a wood plank like this one that I used. You can do it, I promise!
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- Black, white, orange, and green craft paints (or paint pens if you’d prefer)
- Wood or canvas
- Carbon paper
- Small liner & flat paint brushes
- Free “Happy Fall Y’all” printable typography quote (or you can create your own using PicMonkey)
I found this wood plank on clearance at the craft store, but I’ve seen several varieties available in similar designs, especially at this time of year.
Happy Fall Yall! Hand Painted Sign Tutorial for Beginners
First, paint your wood black.
While that’s drying, go ahead and click & save this free typography image, and print it to fit the size of your wood or canvas.
Then, use the carbon paper to trace your typography image onto your wood. Make sure you press hard enough that you’ll see the image on the other side.
Using your small liner paint brush and white paint, fill in your typography. This is very much like coloring in a coloring book page, except it with letters.
You can use a paint pen to do this as well, but may not get the small lines you desire. You could even fill the letters by combining the use of paint pen and brush if you’re most comfortable doing this.
Now it’s time to paint the pumpkins. Using your orange paint and flat brush, make a medium sized oval(ish) shape and then fill it in with paint. For the small pumpkin, paint a small circle and fill it in too.
Using your green paint and a small liner brush (or your green paint pen) add some swirly vines and leaves.
Finally, use your flat brush, and add a few white lines into the pumpkin. This adds highlights and dimension to your pumpkins. Don’t let the orange paint dry before adding the white highlights. When it stays wet and you add your second color, it helps blend the colors together. And you can use your liner for even smaller white highlights.
When your hand painted sign is finished, it will look great in your home. And, you can tell everyone you painted it yourself!
CLICK HERE for more typography and paint tutorial inspiration
I originally shared this at The Crafty Blog Stalker as a part of the 2016 Creative Team.
I use PicMonkey to easily create all my graphics. I use the paid version, but they’ve got some great free options as well.