Our first show is 5 days away! I am very excited to get our kits out there, but I am also super nervous. What if we don't sell a single one? It could happen. But, I'm a glass half full kind of person so I'm making "SOLD OUT" signs in anticipation/hope that our kits sell like hotcakes.
We are working hard to get ready for the show - We finished up all of the kits over the weekend and this week we are focusing on putting the finishing touches on our booth. I've been putting my sewing, painting and crafting skills to work.
Yesterday, I finished up our sandwich board signs. We made the boards a few weeks ago. The "wehgo" is not chalk but matte vinyl that I cut with my Silhouette Cameo. I love the look of beautifully hand lettered chalk signs, and wanted to do some sort of fun hand lettering/design on them. I've never made signs like this before so it was fun to try something new.
Before I started drawing, I spent a lot of time looking at chalk signs on Pinterest. There are some seriously talented chalk artists out there. Next, I sketched out my ideas on paper then loosely sketched them with pencil on the sandwich boards. I should add that I also rubbed chalk all over my board, then wiped it off. I did this to prime the chalk paint and to make the boards look more like chalk boards vs. black signs. My lettering is far from perfect and my layouts could be cooler - but all in all I'm very happy with my signs.
I used these markers to do all of my drawing. They are supposed to wash off of nonporous surfaces and I was able to wipe away mistakes with a wet cloth.
I took my smaller sign a step further by adding a little marquee light that I bought on sale at Michaels (it's still on sale!) The smaller sign will sit on a table inside my booth. The $29 circle is also a vinyl sticker.
Amanda Farnum is the co-owner and creative half of the husband and wife run Wehgo.