Monday, October 10, 2011

"F" is for Fringe

Fringe Benefits custom sign.


I painted this sign for a work friend.


She wanted a large wooden version (this sign measures 48"l x 8.25"w) of her business card to hang at her shop space and vendor shows:


I found the closest font, Papyrus Condensed, to match the font on the card.


Here's how I made the sign:

1. Using 3/4" plywood paint two coats off white.

2. Print out letters to fit space and lay out on wood:


3. Trace around letters using ball point pen to leave slight indent in wood.

4. I drew the little man logo to size then traced the outline:


5. Paint espresso brown inside the indent left in the wood:


6. Add a second layer of thin black paint to enhance the color.
Highlight the letters with black.


7. Sand edges to soften.
Stain with Minwax Ipswich Pine.
Seal with satin poly.


A large sturdy version of her business card has come to life.


Hope she gets lots of good use out of the new sign.



1 comment:

A Vintage Vine said...

Darling! Such a fun sign, thanks for sharing!