A few years ago, I used the old pencil eraser painting technique to make artwork for my daughers’ rooms with their names in script. They were delicate and pretty, and fun to do! I also liked the dimension the paint gets when it’s simply tapped on. It gives it a lacey feel. So I thought I’d bring back that technique for this simple sign.
The template is sized for a 1×6.
- Print out the template and tape the pages together.
- Stain or paint your board as desired. I stained mine with Minwax Puritan Pine.
- Center the template over the board and tape down one side with painter’s tape.
- Using a ballpoint pen, trace over the template to leave a slight indentation in the wood. You may want to lift the template occasionally to make sure you are getting everything.
- Remove the template, and grab your paint. I used a creamy white.
- Dip the eraser end of a pencil in the paint, then blot on a scrap piece of cardboard, then begin filling in the letters. Don’t rub the eraser, just tap it down. I would generally paint about 3 or 4 spots before dipping in paint again.
- Continue to fill in the rest of the word. Occasionally, I would roll the edge of the eraser on my cardboard to get off any accumulating paints on the sides.
- And that’s it! Both fun and easy – that’s what I need!