Have I mentioned that I like to go all out for Halloween? Have I also mentioned I prefer to not spend a lot? Those two goals tend to clash once in a while. KWIM?
Piece of scrap wood, my printer, and miscellaneous paint to the rescue!
Easy peasy and cost nuthin'. Do you know what my favorite four letter word is?
Scrap wood. I didn't sand, prime or otherwise do a darned thing to prep it. I just got a rough coat of random green paint. I think this color is on my exterior doors?
Printed what I wanted to say on my printer. Scribbled on the back of it, and traced the letters onto my painted board. I told you this was easy!
Color between the lines. Actually, that isn't real important either. This really is a close enough for gov't work type paint job. After everything as dry I sanded it down lightly allowing the grain and splinters of the wood to show through. The side benefit was that my not so perfect lettering job was obscured. I didn't have any major goof ups, but if I did they could easily have been sanded out. So trust yourself. Its fool proof. Really.
I can't wait to show you this guy in his final spot.