Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Day 17- Dr. Seuss Inspired Signs

Continuing this week to show you signs I've made.....

Here are a couple Dr. Seuss signs I made. One was for a friend and another I made using the same stencil (I made using this method.) to make another one.

It’s sort of weird to say I made this for a friend, because I actually made it for the child of a one of the first kids I ever babysat for! But, yes, she is now my friend! I was pretty young so she’s only about 12 or so years younger than me!

Anyways, she loved this saying and wanted it for her son’s nursery. I found a great Dr. Seuss font on This is where I get most of my fonts, especially since you can limit your searches to only commercial-use free fonts- ones that are okay to use on things you sell. I try to limit myself to those whether I’m making something to sell or not because I know I’ll forget which ones aren’t ok after I’d installed them!


I adore how the distressing came out on this one! Just enough, not too much, not too little!  Some across the letters and around the edges! I wish I had a better, closer view to show you, but I can’t even crop it to show you because this was taken before I got my DSLR!

And this one looks like it’s the exact opposite, but it’s actually just a white background with the vinyl letters stuck on. I took them right off of the first sign and put them on this board so that I can make another. Although I think it actually looks good just like this!

To see the rest of my 31 days of signs posts, check out these links,


How to make signs:

Day 1- Where to find wood
Day 2- Gathering your supplies
Day 3- Making signs using your own stencils
Day 4- Making signs using pre-made stencils
Day 5- Making signs with stickers
Day 6- Making signs free-handed
Day 7- Making signs with stamps
Day 8- Making signs with transfers
Day 9- Print a sign
Day 10- Making signs with cutouts
Day 11- Recap- 8+ ways to make signs

Beach Weekend:

Day 12- Beach Subway Art
Day 13- All You Need is Love and the Beach
Day 14 - More Beach Signs
Day 15- Small Beach Signs

Various Signs:

Day 16- Girlie Signs

I sometimes link up to these lovely ladies' parties:

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Specialshabby creek cottageMy Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
HookingupwithHoH Sew Chatty

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