Step 4. Trace + Paint Letters + Numbers
Print out the letters (400 font size) and letter values (96 font size) to complete your word of choice (this example uses the word “love”). Center each printout on a tile. Letters should be 1"-2" from the top and bottom of the tiles. Trace the letters by pressing firmly with a sharp pencil to etch the letters into the wood.
Remove the paper and use a straightedge to follow the etch lines with your pencil. Use the same method to trace small point numbers in the bottom, right-hand corner of the tile. Point numbers should be about 1" tall and ½" from the corner edges. Apply black paint with a small paintbrush to your letters and shapes. Work in small strokes to keep the edges clean and straight.
Tip: Arial works great as a classic font. Letters should appear in all caps. You can find letter values charts online.