A few months ago, I saw an awesome post from Daily Danny about artwork made with tacks. I immediately starred it on my Google Reader and filed it in the forefront of my brain. I needed to do this for our house numbers (well, technically, our “fence” numbers, as this is on a fence you go through to enter our apartment). A long time ago I painted the house numbers on an old tile and haphazardly tied it to the fence. It looked terrible, and I wanted something much nicer.
I actually started this project about a month ago. I got the “42″ done, then procrastinated. I’m happy to say that I finished it this weekend, and I think it looks great!
The secret to getting the numbers (or letters, if that’s your bag) perfect is to find a font you like and print it out on your home printer, then tack it to the fence (or wood, or wall).
In order to get the tacks in the correct place, use needle-nose pliers and a hammer.
Then rip your paper off! I actually had kind of a problem getting all of the paper out of my 5. It’s going to rain this week, though–once the rain comes, the rest of the paper will disintegrate.
The 4 and the 2 actually started to rust during my procrastination phase, which looks really cool (far cooler than I expected). I’m looking forward to seeing how it changes with time.
What do you think?