It’s me… back with another monogram project. Are you sick of them yet? I’ve got too many ideas and have now had to move on to my first initial. This one was inspired by a lot of Scrabble wall decor I’ve seen floating around Pinterest, most of them combining names and words together. I used to play Scrabble a lot with my grandparents when I was growing up. We’d spend the night on New Year’s Eve and have a little competition mixed in with the party hats and ginger ale. I decided to make this monogram Scrabble tile for my office rather than for the mantel gallery of “H’s” I’ve been working on lately.
- Wood Block (I found an 8×8 basswood block at Michael’s)
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Foam Brush
- Stencil for your letter and number
- Clear spray topcoat or Polycrylic finish
To create my stencil, I used my Silhouette Cameo. I Googled what font is used for Scrabble tiles. For the most part the results came back as various forms of News Gothic – which I don’t have on my computer. I found some free Scrabble-like fonts at Fontspace. I used Tilez. If you’re going to create your own using fonts you already have on your computer, you can look up the value of your letters here.
After placing my stencil where I wanted it, I painted two coats using black acrylic paint and a foam brush. You can see I accidentally went outside the stencil. I thought I was going to have to scrap this one. I think I have something like this happen on nearly every project I do, so frustrating. I pulled out my finger nail polish remover and a q-tip and was able to get most of the paint out.
I removed the stencil and I let the paint dry for about an hour. Then I sprayed 3 coats of the clear poly finish, waiting about a half hour between. It’s a little hard to see in the picture, the finish is shiny but not glossy.
It fits perfectly in my office. I tried to take a good picture of it in my office, but the lighting wasn’t good, so I’ll try again when I have my better camera at work.
Check out my initial decor board on Pinterest.