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Fun hand made sign

Discussion in 'Hand Made Signs' started by Stacey K, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Stacey K

    Stacey K Getting Back in the Game

    Jun 20, 2018
    Some of you may know on the side I make hand painted wood signs. I wanted to share a pic of one I finished up yesterday as I think it turned out pretty good. I made 2 and they are temporary signs just for the weekend, sized at 5'x36" and 24"x36". I know some of you make hand painted signs so thought this might be of interest. I used Modge Podge on it, something I've never used before. This request came from a large client for a wedding this coming weekend so don't share the photos! LOL The graphic designer sent me a PDF of the artwork. I printed the flowers tile style on my printer and used modge podge to apply to the sign. I cut a stencil using stencil mask and painted the wording. I used new pine boards, roughed them up and then sanded and sealed everything real good after completion. I add black carpet tacks to look like old nails. These were fun signs to make and gave me great satisfaction, not an every day occurrence! LOL

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  2. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

    Oct 20, 2014
    Hattiesburg, MS
    It's beautiful, very nicely done, you're very talented.
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  3. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    Jun 7, 2006
    Very nicely executed.

    It's been decades, but I've used decoupage in the past, however not modge podge. Do they work the same ??
  4. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

    Jan 2, 2010
    Mitten State
    Modge Podge....I haven't heard that since the 70s. My mom was the arts & crafts teacher at our school and she'd buy that stuff by the gallon.

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  5. myront

    myront CorelDRAW is best

    Dec 3, 2015
    Niceville, FL
    Me likey! Nice work!
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  6. Stacey K

    Stacey K Getting Back in the Game

    Jun 20, 2018
    Thanks Gino, the process is different. For the Modge Podge you reverse your image when you print it. Apply the modge podge to the image then lay it image side down on the substrate. Let the modge podge dry completely, then spray the paper with water and gently remove the paper. The image stays on the substrate while the paper is removed. It's rather messy and tedious but gives nice results. I was quite surprised the colors were as vibrant on the wood as they were when printed.
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  7. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

    Mar 12, 2005
    New England
    Great job
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  8. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

    Jun 4, 2007
    Home Office
    Very nice. Thanks for sharing the process.
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  9. Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay?

    Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay? Very Active Member

    Super cool and very creative. I use a lot of Mod Podge for model railroading and gluing puzzles together.
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  10. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

    Nov 28, 2007
    Middleburg, Florida
    Very nice. My daughter used modge podge when my father passed to make the family wood coasters with his pic on them from scraps in his shop. Turned out nice.
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  11. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    That looks awesome!
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  12. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

    Dec 9, 2015
    buffalo ny
    Very nice work.
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  13. Tfloraditch

    Tfloraditch Member

    Oct 26, 2017
    Hooksett NH
    Your aging process on the wood is very effective. If those were new boards I wouldn't be able to tell from the photo. I would have guessed you found some old boards to work with. Nice job! I like the contrast created by the stencil painting too. The letters don't look hand painted, but I think that's ok. It draws attention to the text which helps to balance the images. One suggestion. I would replaced the A with a hyphen to make it BEE-utiful. I think it would read better.

    Net time, I bet you could hand paint those flowers with some thin washes and a good brush. Get a few nice red sable Windsor Newton brushes and practice. Flowers are super easy and you have the skill to do it. Good luck!
  14. Stacey K

    Stacey K Getting Back in the Game

    Jun 20, 2018
    Thank you! The boards are new, aged to look old. The graphic designer sent the artwork so I had to use what he sent but good point on the wording. I had thought about trying to hand paint as you suggest but I only had a week and a full schedule so I opted for not attempting. Definitely something I want to try, thank you for the tips!
  15. rockz12

    rockz12 Specializing in the strange and unusual

    Jun 5, 2007
    Hamilton, NJ
    Looks great!
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