Women's March LA
For last year's women's march, I stenciled a t-shirt with gold screen printing ink. Unfortunately, it was so cold, I needed a coat and you couldn't see it!
This year, I decided to utilize the Glowforge to make a sign. I drew this in Photoshop.
I decided to digitally paint it and try out some new effects.
I transferred the file over to Adobe Illustrator and just used the trace feature to turn it into a vector and added text. The #Time'sUp movement is big in LA and it has a double meaning when you put it over Trump's image.
I used quarter inch birch ply, but the layer of veneer was only 1/32 inch, so sanding it was an issue. I tried to recover with some spray paint, but it was not as clean as I liked.
I thought I'd see if I could make a stencil out of the negative space...
...Turns out theres a reason stencils are made the way they are - the tiny letters blew everywhere!
My friend and fellow OSA artist, Vera Long, hadn't had time to make a sign, so she made use of it.
I used a scrap piece of quarter inch maple that sands like a dream to start over. For some reason the "Up" did not cut through, but I was running out of time, so it was good enough! I made a handle out of two pieces of plywood and attached it to the sign with 3/16 inch Chicago screws.
Because the Chicago screws are smooth, the sign handles are movable. This turned out to be a huge bonus, as the handles fold in to make the sign easier to carry to the march and on to brunch after.
Here is Vera modeling the sign in Grant Park. I was very pleased with the way this came out.