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Inspired by Mr. Chips sign

Discussion in 'Hand Made Signs' started by SignManiac, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    I didn't want to jack Joe's thread on his beautiful Fox sign step by step, but I thought I post an old one I did. His happened to remind me of this one. It's not a step by step, but it shows the carving and finished piece.
     

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  2. mikey-Oh

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    i really enjoy seeing process photos, especially when the end result is good.

    thank you!
     
  3. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Thank you for the redirect!
     
  4. GypsyGraphics

    GypsyGraphics Major Contributor

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    that's beautiful! how long does something like that take?
     
  5. vinylbarry

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    Is that gold leaf or gold paint?? In the letters
    I am in the middle of a couple of projects like this and I want to create that nice gold look.
    The sign looks awsome.
     
  6. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    GG, I have no idea. Made that sign about 8-9 years ago, and can't remember at all.

    Vinylbarry, this was done with 23k gold leaf.
     
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    What substrate did you use/
     
  8. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Nice.
     
  9. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Learn to gild. It's easy and really quite inexpensive to do.
     
  10. Si Allen

    Si Allen Very Active Member

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    Just remember:

    "Gold is gold
    Paint ain't"

    Nothing looks as good as real gold!
     
  11. mrchips

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    You know that is going to look great in the sunshine. The flat light in your photos don't do the carving justice.

    Good job!

    Make Chips!!! :smile:

    Joe,

    Makin Chip$ and Havin Fun!
     
  12. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

    One (I) could only wish to have such talent.
     
  13. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    I encourage anyone to give carving a try. It's not as hard as you think, so long as you start with a few basics, right tools, you don't have to spend a fortune on a basic starter set, and an ample supply of patience. No matter how good your carving skills are, it will always come down to good solid design. Crap designs makes crap signs no matter how great you can carve or paint.

    I think there may be some youtube videos to watch and I know there are books. I say everyone should start out with a nice house sign or house number to cut your teeth on. Have at it, and have fun.
     
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