The holiday season is nearing, and some of us may be gearing up to host guests. Nowadays, having internet access is a big part of staying at anyone’s house! Today’s tutorial will teach you how to make a stylish mid-century wifi password sign that enhances your decor and gives guests important information.
Free Wifi Password Sign Printable
In today’s tutorial, I’ll walk you through how to make your own wifi password sign. Be warned, however, that it is a bit time-consuming! For that reason, I made you a 5″ x 7″ (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm) printable wifi password sign printable template. Simply print it off on your paper of choice, color it in however you like + add your wifi information, cut it out, and frame it.
If you print off this free template, it’s still a good idea to read the tutorial below (starting at step 6) in order to get color combination ideas. An effective color scheme should catch the viewer’s eye while complementing the home’s general decor and themes.
DOWNLOAD THE (FREE) WIFI PASSWORD SIGN
The Wifi Password Sign Tutorial
If you’re up for making your wifi password sign from scratch, you can follow the steps in the tutorial below! It’s a time-consuming project, but guests will admire and appreciate the result for years to come.
1. Cut Your Paper to Size
Take a piece of 80 lb. drawing paper or any weight of watercolor paper. Then, cut the paper to 5″ x 7″ (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm).
(If you don’t have a 5″ x 7″ frame, feel free to customize the size of the paper to accommodate the frame that you have on hand.)
2. Draw Pencil Guidelines
Now, use a ruler and a pencil to draw a horizontal guideline 1/8″ (~3 mm) from the top of the paper.
Next, use your ruler and pencil to draw several pairs of horizontal guidelines that are 1/8″ (3 mm) apart. The spacing between the line pairs should be completely random! Some of the 1/8″ line pairs can be spaced far apart, while others will be rather close.
3. Plan the Layout
Choose a space between line pairs that is fairly large and close to the top of your page. Then, use George Style lettering to write “WIFI”. Your “WIFI” doesn’t need to be centered; as you can see, mine has a left justification.
Next, sketch out a wifi signal sign. To do so, draw an upside down triangle. Draw a small circle in the triangle’s tip, then use the rest of the triangle as a guideline to draw three curved strips.
Once you’ve drawn “WIFI” and the wifi sign, identify two spaces that are close to the center/bottom of the page. In the top space, write “NETWORK:” in George Style lettering. Write the network name to the right in Kaitlin Style calligraphy. In the space immediately under that, hand letter “PASSWORD:”, then write your wifi password in the same Kaitlin Style script.
4. Add Ink
Once you’re happy with your lettering/calligraphy pencil draft, use waterproof ink and a dip pen (fitted with a Nikko G nib) to trace over it.
Fill in most of the George Style letters with black. Then, fill in the rest of the letters with densely-spaced thin lines. This creates an interesting contrast that will visually tie the piece together later. Finish up by tracing over the calligraphy draft.
5. Draw Triangles
Once your ink has dried (~5 minutes), use the same pen and ink combination to free-hand draw triangles. I’d start with an upside down triangle in the top left corner …
… Then fill in the rest of the space with triangles. Alternate their orientation: the pattern will be upside down, right side up, upside down, right side up, and so on.
Don’t worry if your triangles aren’t the same size or if they don’t have perfect spacing. Imperfections are part of the appeal of hand-drawn art!
If this tutorial looks daunting (or too time-consuming) up to this point, then I encourage you to print out the Mid-Century Modern Wifi Password Sign Template. It sets you up with a template of hand-drawn lettering/triangles that was created from a scan of the artwork above. Once you print that template out and write your username and password in Kaitlin Style calligraphy, then you can move on to the next step!
6. Fill in the Triangles
Now, use your pen to fill a handful of random triangles with densely-spaced horizontal lines. Make sure you fill in at least one triangle per line using this technique, but try not to exceed five triangles per line.
Now, add lots of water to yellow watercolor paint to make a light yellow tone. Use your light yellow watercolor to fill in a random handful of triangles.
Next, use orange watercolor to fill in more triangles. Again, there’s no rhyme or reason to which triangles to fill in.
Finally, use a lower concentration of water to moisten your yellow watercolor, and use it to fill in several more triangles. (This new yellow tone will be more vibrant than the first yellow tone that you used since it has a higher pigment:water ratio.)
Your goal is to have most of the triangles filled in, but you should keep at least one triangle per line blank.
7. Frame and Display Your Wifi Password Sign
When the watercolor dries, you can slip the artwork into a frame. Once you do that, congratulations! Your wifi password sign is finished, and future guests will appreciate it for both its artistic interest and its valuable information.
I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial, and that you’ll feel free to modify it to suit the color scheme in your home! Again, if you’d like a shortcut, you can always download the Mid Century Modern Wifi Password Sign Template. Happy creating!