Hand Lettered American Flag Plaque

4 Materials
30 Minutes

I am excited to have partnered up with Walnut Hollow to create a Hand Lettered American Flag Plaque with their Basswood Country Plaque along with my favorite Tombow USA supplies. I love the live edges that this plaque has!

How to Hand Letter the Pledge of Allegiance on an American Flag Plaque

Here’s what you will need to create a Hand Lettered American Flag:

  • Walnut Hollow Basswood Country Plaque – small
  • MONO J Drawing Pencils – Tombow
  • Dual Brush Pens – Tombow 555, 020, 856, N00 (colorless blender)
  • Tombow MONO Smart Eraser
  • MONO Multi XL Liquid Glue – Tombow
  • Blending Palette – Tombow
  • Tombow MONO Drawing Pens
  • Flowers (small paper style); Ruler; Plain Paper; Paint Brush; Scissors

To begin the Hand Lettered American Flag Plaque, gather all supplies listed above.

Step One:

Create a sketch on a plain piece of paper. To get the correct size, I laid the plaque on a piece of plain paper and then measured from the edges. Transfer the sketch onto the plaque using MONO J Drawing Pencil 2H grade. The field for the "stars" is 4″ long by 3″ tall and each stripe is 1″ tall. I also sketched in the words to the Pledge of Allegiance in the three “white” stripes.

Step Two:

Using the MONO Drawing Pen 05, I hand-lettered the Pledge of Allegiance and then went back over each word to make the downstrokes a bit thicker.

Step Three:

Using the edge of the brush tip, carefully color in the blue field with Dual Brush Pen 555 and then blend away the lines and imperfections with the colorless blender N00. This step fills the color into the grain of the wood, gives a stained appearance, and then dries instantly.

Step Four:

Color in the red stripes with Dual Brush Pen 856. This red showed fewer lines, so I did not use the colorless blender. Be careful where the blue and red Dual Brush Pens meet, so you do not have any unwanted bleeding.

The last few finishing touches on my Hand Lettered American Flag Plaque are unique and quirky, but so fun and easy. AND, I have a typo - YIKES! See if you can find it and leave a message in the comments.

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I hope you have enjoyed my Hand Lettered American Flag Plaque and that you will be inspired to create your very own hand lettering project!

And if you like patriotic crafts check out my How to Create a Patriotic Felt, Ribbon, and Lace Flag which uses up all your bits and pieces!

Thanks for stopping by!

Creatively, Beth

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  • Leslie Leslie on Jun 25, 2021

    Again, I have to be a grinch. 13 stripes, 7 red, 6 white. 50 stars. If a Chinese factory can churn them out for American consumption, we certainly can "craft" our Flag correctly. Yes, I know I will get booed but it seems like everything is up for grabs to change to suit whatever excuse is out there.

    "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

  • Paul M Paul M on Jun 25, 2021

    Allegiance is misspelled (allegeiance sic.)

    Neat project to do with the grandkids.

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    • Emmawilliams1 Emmawilliams1 on Jun 27, 2021

      Good for you.. Spotted it right off before she mentioned..Never missed a word in spelling while in school!!! And I also have an affinity for our beloved flag...HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY TO ALL.. LET'S CELEBRATE AND PRAY FOR THE U.S.A.