Hand-Lettered Wood Signs

Homework Challenge: #kcawoodsigns

Walking through a store with beautiful wooden signs for sale, have you ever found yourself thinking, “Hmm.. I could totally make that but I have no idea where to start”? That’s where Carrie comes in, friends! She's spilling all of her sign-making secrets just for you. She's been through enough trial and error for all of us and is here to share her very best tips for lettering on wood.

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • How to prep your wood and why it is important to do so
  • The materials needed for both prepping your sign as well as for lettering
  • And a step-by-step process for taking the fear of error out of the sign lettering equation.

After joining in on this class, you’ll be well equipped to tackle signage for your own personal enjoyment, a sweet personalized gift, or even for your business needs!

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and available now for all Tier 2 students.  Some classes are also available to Tier 1 students. Click here to see the Tier 1 Class Listing.  

How to Access Your Members-Only Class:

  • Go to www.kallicampacademy.com
  • Log in to your account
  • Click on Classroom
  • Click on Tier 2 -- Class Archive
  • Click on Hand Lettering on Various Surfaces

Enroll in Tier 2

Materials Needed:

Wood Prep:

  • Wood, any size or type. I typically
    use pine.
  • 180-grit Sandpaper
  • Power Sander
  • Wood Stain
  • Staining Pad or Cloth
  • Paper Towels


  • Journal
  • Tracing Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Chalk
  • Paint Pen, I prefer the Pen Touch Paint Pen by Sakura

Homework Challenge

Want to see our students' homework? Search the hashtag #kcawoodsigns on Instagram to see samples from this week's homework. Our students who participate in this challenge get entered into a drawing to win prizes.

Instructor: Carrie Ellis

Website: www.carrieelliscalligraphy.com

Instagram: @carrieelliscalligraphy


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