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Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by urses57, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. urses57

    urses57 New Member

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    I have a client that wants an organic sign...we're to use some supplied barnwood for the background, which is kind of neat...but due to budget constraints we plan to use a digital print mounted to acrylic. Here's my dilemma, what in the heck is organic lettering? I've been doing signs for 25 years now and this is a first...HELP!
     
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  2. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    "organic" is a term used a lot to describe something kind of free flowing, natural, and earthy.
    Kinda like someone who doesn't trim their muff.
    sample organic logos
    Think yuppie/hippie.
    Love....Jill
     
  3. urses57

    urses57 New Member

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    thanks Jilly....this barn wood background is gonna kill me....the name of this joint is "raw beauty bar" back to the ol drawerin board
     
  4. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Here are some signs I've painted on real barnwood.
     

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    urses57 New Member

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    I like 'em! but realistically, you wouldn't use them for you main sign...sigh I ertired the brush now 5 years ago...still got my kit all the quills and flats and stripers in it...well oiled...just no desire to pull em back out.
     
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    mfatty500 Active Member

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    kinda of like no muff, too tuff?
     
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    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    does he want the design to be "organic" or the actual material to give to illusion of being "organic" because nothing is further away from natural/organic than acrylic and Vinyl
     
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    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Post up a link or 2 of those organic muffs would ya Jill...

    You slay me.
     
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    Bly Very Active Member

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    Nothing wrong with fluffy muff.:rock-n-roll:
     
  11. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    In all sincerity, seal the area of the barnwood where you will apply your print.
    It may take several coats of oil-based paint. Use a complimentary shade and make it about an inch bigger all around than your print.
    Then apply your print in the center, using heat to press it into the nooks and crannies of the barnwood.
    It will be like one of those decopauge pictures from the 80s that you used to get on vegetable crate ends.
     

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    visual800 Very Active Member

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    use barnwood for the background and cut out HDI routed leters or plaques like to go on top and tell him its ground up soda bottles


    Ill have the smooth kitty platter please
     
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