(Sign from the movie National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.)I loved the lettering of the sign, and the 1950's craftiness detail of the added glitter! it inspired me to make a sign that we could hold up in our group photos. However penmanship has changed in the last 60 years, (do they even teach it in schools anymore?) which is why I turned to some vintage stencils for the job.
(We picked these window wax stencils up in Missouri last summer.)
Using the period stencils as a template, I traced out the letters and shapes I wanted onto some plain white card board and then base colored everything with varying permanent markers.
(Glitter, glitter, everywhere... and NEVER where you want it!)
(Ta-Da!)To help keep the glitter on the cardboard and not everywhere else, after the rubber cement dried I used a clear sealer spray paint (with a flat finish) BUT before you spray seal it, make sure all the access glitter is removed. I used a small clean paint brush to get the loose glitter in between the letters.
I can hardly stand the wait, please Thanksmass don't be late!