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Old 06-15-2009, 07:29
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I also paint the handpainted letters and have been for a bout 3 years now. I use a paint marker and a pencil. I trace around a circular object lightly and then draw over it with the paint marker filling the circle on as I go if the design calls for it. If its a small dot i just load the tip of my paint brush with paint and in one fluid motion touch the letter and you have a perfect round dot. I usually charge between 8 and $12 for my letters because I get them for a decent price to start with
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Hi Guys!

I'm the artist who painted those letters and I'm flattered over the comments made. Thank you!

Many of you guessed how I get those dots so smooth and I'll gladly solve the mystery. The end of a paint brush or pencil will give you a perfect dot...most every time. I usually wipe off a few that turn out ugly. The texture of your paint is also very important. I use acrylics. If it is too thick or too runny, you will have a mess. Good luck with your dot painting!!

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All of your things are just gorgeous!!
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seriously, beautiful work!


hey - Lovemebaby - what do you use to seal your letters? i used my paint pen to write names on a bow holder, and when i put on my sealant, it ran. i tried a paint on lacquer and a spray.

any tricks you can share?
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I agree, Your work is absolutely beautiful. How long have you been painting for? Keep up the excellent work!!!
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Thanks!!

I've been painting for 4 years, but did not get serious about it until I opened my Etsy shop about 1.5 years ago. It's been crazy ever since!

To add to the madness, I recently signed a contract to have my designs reproduced onto canvas wall hangings and a variety of products. So, in addition to painting letters, I'm painting a ton of sample pieces. My brain is a puddle of paint, lol!

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I just wanted to chime in and say I agree, your work is spectacular.

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Beautiful work! I wish I could paint. lol
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LOL! I wish I could make bows!
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You are VERY talented! Thanks so much for sharing your tips with us.
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