Print out the template for your door sign. In our example, we used edding 751 gloss paint markers in pastel rose (colour code 138), pastel green (137), pastel yellow (135) and pastel blue (139), plus a black edding 780 gloss paint marker with a very fine nib. The handy set of 8 gloss paint markers includes a range of different colours. The black edding 780 is available separately.
Place the acrylic plaque over the template and trace over the motifs and inscription. Next, colour everything in. Before you begin, you need to activate the gloss paint marker as follows: shake the marker vigorously with the cap on; remove the cap, place the nib on absorbent paper and pump it up and down gently a few times until ink appears in the nib. Now you’re ready to get started. And when you’ve finished, always store the marker horizontally.
As soon as the design is dry (which won’t take long), use the white pen to add white highlights to the quote to bring the motif to life.
To finish off, pick up the fine-nibbed edding 780 gloss paint marker and outline the words and the little creatures. Interesting effects can be achieved by adding shadows to individual letters and accentuating some of the strokes. Once you’ve finished, insert the ribbon. Your welcome door sign is now ready to be hung on display.
Products and materials
- Door sign made of acrylic or glass (with holes to hang it up)
- Template to print out
- Ribbon for hanging your sign
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