And then I called Chris and told him my sob story and he suggested using something that was already 2" thick, like wood, and a jig saw (which we didn't have...yet :) ). Brilliant! He stopped at Lowe's on his way home and called me while he was there so that he could talk me through everything he was seeing and I could choose (so sweet, huh?). He found a jig-saw for $40 and it is something that we will use often, so he got that. Then he went over to the wood. They don't make 2" wood that is atleast 25" long and 20" wide. They just don't. We started talking about perhaps glueing two pieces together for thickness, yada yada. Then he spotted insulation styrofoam. A BIG sheet for $15!! It was 2" thick and smooth. My voice was getting higher and higher with excitement. He brought it home.
He cut the letters out with the jig-saw and I sanded the edges a little. You can't spray paint styrofoam, so I put a coat of black acrylic paint on this morning:
|The light is shining through my hair--looks faareaky!|
followed by drybrushing Plaid's Acrylic Craft paint in "Metallic Silver Sterling":
And now we have zinc-looking oversized letters of our very own! Once the styrofoam was in the house, it was easy-peasy. I would totally do it again, in fact, I might. Maybe a future giveaway or something. We still have half of the insulation board left and I know at least one person that would love a big ol' letter:
....maybe a "G?" :)
(psst...see how it all turned out here)