October 22, 2013 by bridgitgillis
My son loves superheroes. When we moved to a new house, he looked forward to a superhero room. I really liked the signs with superhero logos, but at $15 and up, they were a little pricey. I opted for a cheaper, more time consuming route- make my own.
I used my computer to print out each logo at the size I wanted. Various logos can be found on the internet. Search and find a high quality logo that you like, and save or copy it to your computer. I chose to place the logos in Microsoft Publisher, where I was able to size each logo to approximately the same size. I then printed the logos for the next step in my process.
At first, I wanted to use framed canvas but discovered the size that I wanted (12 by 12 inches) was not available and would probably be more than I wanted to spend. At a local craft and hobby shop, I found canvas boards at the size I wanted for about $3 each. (Get a 12 pack of canvases at Amazon.com HERE)
My first step with the canvas was to paint the background colors. As you can see from the picture, my son was super excited!
Once the backgrounds had dried, I traced the logos onto the canvas using a pencil method. To transfer the logo, I colored over the back of the logo with lead pencil, then traced the front of the design. The lead on the back of the design transfers onto the canvas.
I painted my logos how I wanted and allowed them to dry between colors if necessary. Once totally done and dry, I sprayed a clear coat of paint on them to prevent them from getting ruined by water.
The end result was six superhero logos for my son’s new room and one happy boy!