How to paint perfect letters, any size, any font, no stencils: print it out on a piece of paper then go over the paper in a ballpoint pen and take the paper off and voila! Description from I searched for this on
Craftaholics Anonymous® | How to Paint Letters on Wood Without a Stencil
Here's the real trick for perfectly crisp lines: seal the edges of the painters tape with some of the base wall color before painting on the contrasting color. Don't paint the whole width of the tape. Just a bit along the edge of the tape on the side where the stripe will be painted. Let that paint dry and then paint your stripe color. great idea!