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Writing on wood crates...chalk markers or chalk paint???

Tina, on December 15, 2018 at 4:17 PM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 13
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Hi!

So Im having aisle signs on the bottoms of wood soda crates. Im "painting" some of the verses of the I Choose You poem on the crates to be seen as I walk down the aisle. Question...for those of you who have painted or stenciled on wood, which is better chalk markers, chalk paint or something else? Thanks!!

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Latest activity by Tina, on October 29, 2020 at 10:22 AM
  • Mrs. S
    Master November 2019
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    That sounds so sweet, do you have a link to the poem? I googled it and a bunch of different ones popped up
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  • Tina
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  • Tina
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    I posted the one Im using. Smiley smile Im using the second sentence and the last long sentence. Splitting it up onto 8 crates. When my FH and I met on our first date I said it was kismet so this poem has always stood out to me.

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  • Mrs. S
    Master November 2019
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    Thanks! It’s beautiful.
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  • Shaureeka
    Devoted June 2019
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    I personally would say paint. Will you be using stencils to make your sign? Also, be careful if you choose the markers because some brands of chalk markers dont work too well on wooden surfaces unless its super smoothe. Sorry, I don't know too much about how wooden soda crates. But, the chalk markers colors really pop when you use them. Also, will it be in color or just white or black?
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  • Tina
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    Here's an idea of what the bottoms will look like. Old wood. I may end up painting the bottom of mine so they will look nicer. Im thinking white writing on the wood?? Unless that doesnt stand out good??

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  • Tina
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    Thank you! Was thinking of making it part of my vows at first but I know I wouldnt be able to say it without crying. Lol

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  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
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    I painted mine with a small brush and acrylic.
    I've used a paint pen on some more recent for smaller fonts.
    I used transfer paper to put the letters on (see the unfilled photo)

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  • Tina
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    Did you find the paint pen was easier? Yours look perfect!

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  • Chandra
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    Paint pen definitely gives cleaner lines!!!I dont have a particularly stable hand.
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  • Tina
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    That sounds like the way to go for me too!

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  • Alyrae
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    Acrylic paint is easy to use on wood .... and looks good when it's done
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  • Tina
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    Thank you! Going to get acrylic paint pens!

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