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HOW TO MAKE COMIC BOOK LETTERS

posted in Home & Garden > Decor
03/15/2015
  • Our friend Amy at Modge Podge Rocks made a great looking Comic Book Canvas using our letters that inspired me to apply the same concept to our MDF Wood Letters. A friend of mine’s son loves Batman, Spider-Man and Iron Man so those are the types of comics I chose for this project. I also wanted the colors to be very vibrant so I selected comics that had a cover I liked or used glossy paper instead of the newspaper type.

  • Materials Needed:

    MDF Wood Letters, I’m using 8 inch tall ones in the Showcard Gothic font
    Comic books
    Mod Podge
    Razor knife
    Black and red craft paint
    Foam brush
    Paper plate or paint tray

  • Black Paint
    Black Paint
  • Black Paint
    Some of my letters were slightly wider than the comic book paper so I painted the face black to hide those portions. Since I wasn't sure where exactly I would run into this problem, I went ahead and painted around edges on the face of each letter. You can see that I left the centers of the letters unpainted since they will for sure be covered by the comics.

  • Red Edges
    To give my letters a colorful pop, I painted the edges bright red. Feel free to pick any color that compliments your comic selections. Be careful not to get any on the black face.

  • A Page for Each Letter
    Here are the pages I selected for each letter. I made sure to alternate between each super hero.

  • Mod Podge
    Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the face of the letter. It is important that you apply it sparingly, if you have too much on there the moisture will cause the paper to ripple.

  • Place the Comic
    Place the comic onto the face the letter. Press into place and make sure there aren't any air bubbles.

  • Remove the Excess Paper
    Once the Mod Podge has dried, turn the letter over and use the razor knife to carefully remove the excess paper from the edge of the letter.

  • Clear Coat
    Use the Mod Podge to give the letter a nice even clear coat. I started with the red edges and then worked my way onto the face. This will give the edges and the face a matching glossy finish.

  • Check Your Work
    Here is how they look with the clear coat. Check to make sure there aren't any spots that need to be touched up.

  • Done!
    I used double sided foam mounting tape to hang these letters but you could add a picture hooks to the back instead. Hang and enjoy!

  • Thanks for looking!

    This is not my idea. I merely loved it and am sharing it. Please see the full tutorial plus many more great ideas at the link provided below:

    http://www.craftcuts.com/community/home-decor/how-to-create-comic-book-letters/#wmiBox

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