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Old 04-28-2010, 09:50
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I've been doing some letters for my girls room and I just can't seem to get the quite right! It's driving me bonkers lol.

I have painted them and they look great. I'm trying to add some polka dots and thought I could use a paint maker and a stencil...wrong! It looks like crap lol.

I would love some suggestions if someone doesn't mind sharing on how to make some decent polka dots that don't look all wobbly and hand drawn lol.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:01
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Have you tried a stencil? Or even stickers?
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I've been doing some letters for my girls room and I just can't seem to get the quite right! It's driving me bonkers lol.

I have painted them and they look great. I'm trying to add some polka dots and thought I could use a paint maker and a stencil...wrong! It looks like crap lol.

I would love some suggestions if someone doesn't mind sharing on how to make some decent polka dots that don't look all wobbly and hand drawn lol.

Best advice I have for wooden letters is to use scrapbooking paper or card stock for your "pattern". Use Decopodge (sp?) to stick it to the letters and seal it. I usually do 1/2 the letter w/ the paper and the other 1/2 with a matching paint. HTH
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:28
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I'm not sure whether or not you have access to a Cricut machine or something like it, but you could always make polka dots with one of those on the colored vinyl and then just stick them on there... HTH
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Default Re: Question about wooden letters?

Depending on how big you want them, use the handle of the paintbrush. But i'm guessing that you want them bigger than that! lol
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:44
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I use contact paper. I use templates and trace them on contact paper. Paint the letter whatever color you want the dots to be, let it dry. apply the contact paper shapes, paint the letter again in a different color, wait for it to fully dry and then peel the contact paper off.
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Old 04-29-2010, 06:58
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ohh awesome ideas thank you!
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I use the eraser of a brand new pencil. You may have to go back in and touch up some centers, but, they are perfect circles and all the same size. Plus, it remains truly "hand painted".
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I use the eraser of a brand new pencil. You may have to go back in and touch up some centers, but, they are perfect circles and all the same size. Plus, it remains truly "hand painted".

This is what I do too.

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