I Do {How To’s} : Mr. & Mrs. Ombre Neon Signs

Nov 29, 2012

Today’s I Do How To is going to show you how to make block MR. & MRS. signs.  We created these Glitter Ombre signs for a recent neon photo shoot featured on Wedding Chicks.  Using only spray paint and cardboard block letters, this tutorial is so easy, you will want to run out and start making block letter signs for everything.

Step 1: purchase cardboard block letters & spray paint.  Cardboard block letters can be found at Joann’s Fabrics and I bought my spray paint from Michael’s Arts & Crafts.  The first spray paint you see is a neutral color.  This is a must for all spray paint projects.  It provides a base.  This allows the color spray paint, here it is neon pink, to really pop.

Step 2: Spray 1 coat of the neutral spray paint on one side of the cardboard block letters.  Let this coat dry for 1 hour.  Then flip the letters over and spray first coat onto the back side of letters.  Let dry for 1 hour.

Step 3: After neutral coat has dried, spray both sides of the block letters with the color or your choice, here, we chose neon pink. Remember to let each side dry for 1 hour.

Step 4: Repeat step 3.  You want 2 coats of color spray paint

Step 5: After color spray paint has dried, now it is time to apply the glitter.  Ombre is a huge trend right now.  Ombre means having colors or tones that shade into each other, the color is graduated from light to dark.  Creating these we wanted the gold to be dark at the bottom of the letters and fade up into the neon pink.  Starting with your spray paint can at the bottom of the letters apply a thick coat of gold glitter only to the bottom.  As you make your way up the letter, pull your hand back farther away from the block letter.  This allows less and less glitter to hit the block letter.

Your results will be gorgeous.

Visit the full published shoot we created these signs for here on Wedding Chicks.

Happy DIY’ing!

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