I thought I'd practice making some letters for my signs on paper before I do it on the wood. I am not good at letters or measuring. The farm name I have done a second time,(not shown) trying to make more regularly sized letters with equal spaces between them. I will rub the back of the paper with lead and then trace the letters onto the white wooden sign. Then paint them in black. Any advice welcome either about the shapes of the letters or how to do this. I know it won't look professional, but I don't want it to look too amateurish either. I think the studio sign is more freely done with random letters and that will be OK.
Have been painting the canvas onto which I will attach the shield. The shield is just taped onto the canvas here. The canvas is green with silver water based glaze right now.
Some beeswax crayons I purchased at Kim's suggestion to use with the wax collage instead of paraffin based crayons. Aren't they cute?
I have also been glazing this kimono with Kim's recipe of gloss medium mixed with water. I've done about 4 layers. Two with copper Pearl EX dry paint pigment mixed in and two with gold. Probably you can't see any difference. The coats of glaze are making the surface smooth and I think I'll sand it to roughen it up and make it look worn.