I usually do not take requests to paint logos or designs – minus my favorite Union Jack.
But when a client asked if I could paint the Christopher Newport logo for a cabinet for her son, I took on the task. Time does not usually allow me to do custom jobs, but this logo was more accessible than others.
How did I go about doing this? Very slowly. I printed out the logo and taped it to the wall above where I was working. In the family room, of course. I needed light, time and back up in case I needed it. Thanks, Greta.
The first step is to back the piece in the under color – or the color that you want to go under the logo. I used Napoleonic Blue.
The most important tool when doing a logo or a design is tape. I taped my logo as you see above and painted inside the lines, Friends, in Paris Grey. I found that the thickness was too much. Eeeek.
It came out okay, but I was not happy with the spacing. Hmmmm, this is where I needed the back up. DH to the rescue! He found skinnier tape! Yessssss.
I had to sand down the previous lines, paint the Napoleonic Blue and then retape. Patience. Okay, DH may have help me a bit too 🙂
I then removed the tape and ta-da! Love that feeling. Here is the end result.
I love picturing it in a dorm room.