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Large Hand Painted Lyrics Sign

Have you ever had a week, a month or a season of what feels like never-ending stress? Yeah, we all have. This past year has been an incredibly challenging year for us but, through it all we have found peace and strength in the Lord, our family and friends who we are so blessed to have. I’m a very emotional person so even though in my heart I know it’s all in God’s hands, I’ve had many many days when my emotions have taken over and overwhelmed me. A couple of weeks a go I was having one of those days and as I was driving home changing stations I turned K-Love on just as Your Love is Like a River by Third Day came on and BAM! It was just the reminder and comfort I needed. The tears of sadness turned to tears of joy and peace. I can’t really put into words how I felt at that moment because the timing was just…. well, heavenly.

I’ve been wanting to make a large sing for a while and I decided to make one using one of my favorite lines from that song “When all my strength and hope is gone Your love is like a rock that I am standing on”.

Large Hand Painted Lyric Sign

I usually use my Cricut to cut a template when making signs, but I wanted different and larger fonts than I could get from my Cricut. It was time to try a different technique.

Here is what you will need:

  • Wood
  • Photoshop or other graphics software
  • Carbon paper
  • Painting and distressing materials
  • Thin brushes

I had some left over plywood so I measured and cut to the desired size.

I painted the edges of it brown and added Vaseline over the corners and edges before covering it all with white. This is my favorite distressing technique.

Large Hand Painted Lyrics Sing

I used Photoshop to design the quote.

Large Hand Painted Lyric Sign

Once I was happy with how it looked, I sliced it and printed it out on 9 different sheets.

Large Hand Painted Lyric Sign

After putting the quote sheets back together and placing them where I wanted them, I put the carbon paper behind the sheets and traced all the letters with a pen.

Large Hand Painted Lyric Sign

This is what it looks like after I traced it out.

Large Hand Painted Lyric Sign

With a very thin brush I painted the outline and then filled them in.

Large Hand Painted Lyric Sign

Large Hand Painted Lyric Sign

Large Hand Painted Lyric Sign

Wipe off the areas with Vaseline and sand as desired to get something like this:

Large Hand Painted Lyric Sign

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like this as much as I do.


TGIF Link Party No. 13 – I’m Co – Hosting!

Welcome to the TGIF Link Party at 
Living Better Together and I Want Crazy!

Meet Your Hosts!

Rebecca from Living Better Together

This week on Living Better Together:

Kat from I Want Crazy 

This week on I Want Crazy:

We’re also excited to introduce our fabulous co-hosts for this week:

Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise

Rebeca from Creative Dominican
If you are interested in co-hosting, email Rebecca at Share this party with your friends, and don’t forget to make some new ones while you’re here! We all love making new friends, don’t we?
Most Viewed:
Caramelized Pear Pie Filling by Kleinworth & Co. I don’t even think I’ve heard of pear pie, but this sure makes me want one! Gina comes up with some awesome pie fillings that always get my mouth watering. I bet this is a great alternative to the classic apple pie and perfect for fall!
Rebecca’s Favorites:
Bye Bye Fruit Fly by Jazzy Gourmet. I don’t know about you but this year was awful for fruit flies, it seemed like every time I got rid of them they’d be back a few days later. Sherry has some great tips and a video demonstration on how to get rid of these little buggers. 
Got Water? by Chaos with a Curve. I definitely need to drink a lot more water and I’ll be downloading this app asap! What a great way to keep track of your water consumption. 
Healthy Apple Chips by We Do Fun Here. I love a simple and healthy snack that is still really delicious and these are just that. Easy to make and perfect for fall!
Homemade PayDay Candy Bars by The Casual Craftlete. I love me a PayDay candy bar, the sweet chewy goodness mixed with the crunch of roasted nuts… delicious! I love the idea of making them at home, and they have marshmallows in them… who knew!?
Kat’s Favorites!
DIY Perfect Slouchy Tee by Domestic Bliss Squared. I love these kinds of shirts and who knew it was this easy to create that look. I have a pile of t-shirts that I am going to be trying this on soon.
Easy DIY Apothecary Jars by Elizabeth Joan Designs. I have always loved the look of apothecary jars. They are perfect for storage and are decorative. These DIY jars are so easy and inexpensive and can be made from jars you already own.
Avocado Crostini by Joyful Healthy Eats. I love anything to do with avocados. These crostinis look so yummy. The avocado is piled high with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes on crusty bread, great for a snack or party.
Chocolate Orange Revel Bars by Cookin’ for the Seven Dwarfs. I have been on a major dessert bar kick and these just got added to my list. Chocolate and orange are a perfect flavor combo. I could eat a whole plate!
Grab a feature button!

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Link up your recipes, projects, tips and tricks, etc. Each week we’ll be featuring some great posts from the previous week, so be sure to check back to see if you were featured and to link up again! 


The party will run from 8:00 pm EST on Thursdays until 8:00 pm EST on Sunday.



1. Please follow your hosts and co-hosts in some way! Let us know you did and we’ll follow back!

2. If you’d like, grab the party button and tell your friends!

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3. No Giveaways, Etsy Shops, or Link Parties please.

4. Please link to a specific post, not your homepage.

5. Get inspired! Visit other links! Spread the word! It is a party after all!


Get ready to party!

We’ll be pinning all of your links to our TGIF Link Party Board on Pinterest to share with our followers!

By linking up with us you are allowing us to use your post to promote the TGIF Link Party and may also be featured on our blogs at the following TGIF Link Party or during a round-up!

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