Best Dad Ever Sign

Best Dad Ever Sign

Posted by DecoArt on Jun 12th 2016

We seriously have the best dad ever. I couldn't have asked for someone that cares more about his family and I want everyone to know it!

So for this Father's day, I decided we needed a hand-lettered sign that declared we have the best dad. I love hand-lettering and it's not that hard if you practice a little bit everyday!


Items Needed:

  • Americana Decor Satin Enamels 8oz - Pure White
  • Americana Decor Satin Enamels 8oz - Charcoal Grey
  • Americana Decor Metallics 8oz - 24K Gold
  • Assorted Brushes
  • Wooden Sign (round Or Square) I Actually Had An Old Round Sign That Worked Perfectly!


Of course it's no surprise that I chose to use white, black and gold!

I was thrilled with the new Satin Enamels and even more excited about the Americana Metallics gorgeous gold metallic color. It came out almost like actual gold leaf.


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I sanded down the sign to make sure the design wouldn't show through.

I was about to start painting it when I noticed the back side had a circular groove cut into it. I decided to turn it over and use that side. I wanted to outline my lettering in gold, and that groove was the perfect answer to my idea. I had a built in frame just ready to be painted gold.

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I gave the wood 3 good coats of the Pure White letting it dry completely in between coats.


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Then, I hand wrote the lettering in pencil before I grabbed my brush. To paint the lettering, I used the Charcoal Grey with a round tip brush.

I went back over it again to make sure the lettering was as dark and clear as possible.


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Then, I painted the circle and the hanger with the 24K Gold. It gave it the bling I was looking for!

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Now everybody will know that we have the best dad ever. How are you celebrating the dad in your life? Lots of hugs, I hope!