We needed a "don't come back here and get mauled by our dog" sign for our gate, but I was really uninspired by the selection of "Beware of Dog" signs available at the hardware store. So I painted one and now I want to be a sign painter. I found a decent font online and made a stencil.
I cut the stencil out and transferred the letters to a piece of painted wood.
I painted the base letters with ivory acrylic paint.
Then added some safety orange.
Then a combo of the two.
I did a thin gold outline around the letter edges and taped off stripes for a border.
The gold paint proved to be a good choice, as it has a reflective look at night when light hits it.
Finished sign with guard dog, who is obviously slacking on the job here.
The sign doesn't lie.