Hello, Friends.  I am a beginner, and I need some advice on how to paint text.  I tried it the other day and it was a miserable failure.  I was using black acrylic paint and a small liner brush.  What is the correct way?  Do I need to purchase stencils?(don't want to do that) or is there a particular brush I should be using?  Also, do you know of any good resources out there (ie websites or books) that could give me some pointers?  I want to make some holiday themed signs to sell (hopefully!) and I wanted to be able to paint words on them.  Please help :)

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Did you transfer the text you wanted onto the canvas or free hand it?  When I do something like what you mentioned above, I make the text the size  I want on my computer & print it out.  Then I transfer it onto canvas, outline the edges & fill in.  I have used all types of brushes - I just won't use one with long bristles, the shorter the better in my opinion.
Tracy, I just penciled in the text in my own handwriting and then tried to paint over it.  D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R.  Ruined my painting.  Your method sounds like a good one.  I'll have to give it a try.  Thanks!

You can either buy transfer paper or just use graphite on the back of your printed out sheet.  Make sure you tape it down before tracing over the letters.  Hope that helps!


Thanks, Penny.  I will check it out.  I definitely need help!

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