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Title: Brush lettering on a wall?
Post by: olivebranchandco on January 20, 2015, 12:32:43 AM
Hey, kind folks!

Wondering if anyone has ever painted and lettered on a wall before, and if anyone has tips for that? Or any recommendations for tools to use for it? I'm tackling a project on a 6 x 4 foot wall - wondering if anyone here has done something like that before, and what paint/brushes you used or would recommend for this?

Thanks! :)
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Post by: Brad franklin on January 20, 2015, 12:49:29 AM

I have not seen Martin post in a while
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Post by: Chris on June 16, 2015, 05:41:18 PM
I also would like to know please!

Title: Re: Brush lettering on a wall?
Post by: Christo on June 22, 2015, 02:17:44 PM
I was recently experimenting on walls using latex paint (water based paint you would paint your house with!)

I use chalk for a rough sketch before painting.. It can be wiped off with a damp cloth after the house paint has dried!
This one's only about 40cm long and not too consistent but anyway...
I used one of these brushes (No. 4) https://www.artsupplies.co.uk/item-acrylix-series-203-rigger.htm They are little stiff though so are a bit hard to control on smaller turns / loops...
http://www.handover.co.uk/Brushes-Lining_and_Pinstriping_Brushes-Mack_Brushes/c2_1111_1158/p59856/Mack_:_The_Virus_444_-_Scrolling/Scripting_Brush_No.0/product_info.html These ones are softer & easier to control.
It helps laying down your pinky and dragging / gliding it on the wall or using it as a pivot for the curves...
you can also use a mahl stick which gives you even better control for slower / more precise work. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MR8u7qochM)

For Broad edged work, you can use something like these http://www.jacksonsart.com/p11895/Handover_:_Synthetic_Flat_One_Stroke_Brush_:_Green_Handle_:_Series_2107_:_1/2_in/product_info.html

or http://www.jacksonsart.com/Art_Departments-A-Z_All_Departments-Artist_Brushes-Watercolour_Brushes-Da_Vinci_Junior_Synthetic_Mottler_Brush/c2129_2128_1083_1218_33398/index.html

Hope this helps somehow, until someone with more experience has better advice :)

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Post by: ExtrasbyAlaina on June 22, 2015, 06:45:48 PM
That's AWESOME, Christo! Thanks so much for sharing!
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Post by: Claire G on October 21, 2015, 04:18:21 PM
I've been looking into this too - thanks for the tips! Just ordered some paint and a long brush from Handover, and a mahl stick... there are some cool YouTube clips of canal boat signwriters and I think I kind of get how it all works... it's just the paint consistency which scares me!

Has anyone had a go since this thread was posted? Would be awesome to see more examples of modern lettering... the canal boats are all a bit traditional for my taste, although the technique is fascinating to watch.

I love that blue lettering, looks gorgeous.

Title: Re: Brush lettering on a wall?
Post by: Linda H. on February 21, 2016, 12:28:31 PM
I have made this on my wall above my bed. It's about 1,5 meters high and 1 meter wide. First roughly sketched it over using a beamer and then painted it with a metallic wall paint.