Laser cut wooden letters, painted, varnished and glued onto canvas. Very easy to make, and looks really effective.
Step 1: Step 1: Assemble Your Materials.
I chose a selection of fonts that I liked. Wooden letters can be found on our website here: http://www.inf.co.uk/infinite/RLETTERS.html
We will shortly be adding a ‘mixed font alphabet set’ to the website, but until then, the letters can be chosen individually by you (we have a range of fonts and sizes on the website already), or you can specify in the item notes that you’d like us to pick you a selection of fonts.
I used 3mm thick letters, though we can also manufacture letters at 6mm thick. I also used a mixture of upper and lower case.
Step 2: Step 2: Painting
You’ll also need a small brush, and water for cleaning.
Depending on the surface of your letters and the paints you have chosen, you may want to give them a quick, light sand before you start painting.
Because I wanted to have an even distribution of different colours over the canvas, and for it have a balanced appearance, I laid out my letters as I went along in order to decide which letters should be painted which colours. You don’t have to do this of course, especially if you want a more random appearance.
Step 3: Step 3: Another Coat?
Step 4: Step 4: Sticking Down the Letters.
You could use PVA glue, wood glue, or something stronger. I used a two-part epoxy as it's what I had to hand, and I know it is really strong!
Step 5: Step 5: Varnishing.
Use whichever kind of varnish you prefer/have to hand.
Step 6: The Finished Canvas!
The basic idea could be adapted in many ways - using different sizes, fonts, colours, a set of numbers, letters spelling out a quote or words.....
I hope you will enjoy making your own alphabet canvas :)