Bubbles

When working at the Oregon Country Fair sign shop, there is an order booklet listing signs which need to be made, and during this past weekend when we were there, a request was made for two circular signs with the word “bubble” placed twice on the front along with an arrow. Of course I thought the actual sign needed to look like a bubble and went to work to try and make that happen.

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I’m wearing a paint shirt of my husbands, having forgotten to bring my own. I was lucky he’d brought two and was willing to share!

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Finished with the background on the two signs, I was ready to pass them on to the lettering expert (Brad) but the more we discussed them, the more brave I became to attempt my own lettering – and maybe do a sign without him!

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You can see the faint sketched in letters which I did using a white Stabilo pencil . It’s a grease pencil that writes on almost everything and washes off with water — great for drawing on acrylic paint, glass, boards and other surfaces.

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Trying to keep the brushy, feathery look  of the background going, I did the arrows with that same soft feel – they’re barely visible I know, but I’m hoping they’ll work. Brad did help with the layout of the thin accent lines, marking them with a blue Stabilo pencil so I’d know where to paint the lines…I’ve been known to ruin letters by mixing up the shadows or highlights!

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Subtle, with small letters, but I’m hoping the shape and paint effects will speak for themselves!

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