Good Morning y’all! Today I have partnered up with Walnut Hollow and created a Hand Lettered American Flag Plaque with their Basswood Country Plaque along with my favorite Tombow USA supplies. This tutorial is a part of the Craft Lightning Patriotic blog hop hosted by Angie from the Country Chic Cottage, Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts and Beth Kingston from Kingston Crafts. I love the live edges that this plaque has!
Here’s what you will need to create a Hand Lettered American Flag:
- Walnut Hollow Basswood Country Plaque – small
- MONO J Drawing Pencils – Tombow
- Dual Brush Pens – Tombow 555, 020, 856 and N00 (blender)
- Tombow MONO Smart Eraser
- MONO Multi XL Liquid Glue – Tombow
- Blending Palette – Tombow
- Tombow MONO Drawing Pens
- Flowers (small paper style); Ruler; Plain Paper; Paint Brush; Scissors;
Create a sketch on a plain piece of paper. To get the correct size, I laid the plaque on a piece of plain paper and then measured from the edges. Transfer the sketch onto the plaque using MONO J Drawing Pencil 2H grade. The star field is 4″ long by 3″ tall and each stripe is 1″ tall. I also sketched in the words to the Pledge of Allegiance in the three “white” stripes.
Using the MONO Drawing Pen 05, I hand-lettered the Pledge of Allegiance and then went back over each word to make the down strokes a bit thicker.
Carefully color in the blue field with Dual Brush Pen 555 and then blend away the lines and imperfections with the colorless blender N00. This step fills the color into the grain of the wood, gives a stained appearance and then dries instantly.
Color in the red stripes with Dual Brush Pen 856. This red showed fewer lines, so I did not use the colorless blender. Be careful where the blue and red Dual Brush Pens meet, so you do not have any unwanted bleeding.
Cut twenty (20) of the small paper flowers from their wire stems with scissors and then attach to the blue field with MONO Multi XL Liquid Glue.
Once the flowers were attached, I didn’t care for how stark white they were compared to the warm color of the wooden plaque, so I tinted them! Apply Dual Brush Pen 020 on the Tombow Blending Palette, add water and then paint a small amount on each flower, giving them an aged effect.
Now it’s time for the FUN STUFF – click on the link below to hop around and see what other fabulous patriotic crafts that can be completed in under 15 minutes! There are some fabulous projects included by some of my very talented designer friends!
I hope you have enjoyed my Hand Lettered American Flag Plaque and that you will be inspired to create your very own hand lettering project!
Thanks for stopping by!