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Painted wooden signs for trade show.

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Post Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:03 pm

Painted wooden signs for trade show.

Here are some I just finished.
While I did not design their logo, I have been doing signs for this company for almost 10 years.

Every spring they attend the Pittsburgh Home show and they always get me to help with their display. I usually have total free rein so that's a plus, and they never haggle about price and are stand-up guys.

This year I made 18"x24" signs for them from pre-finished MDO plywood.
I painted the background color after scuffing with a Scotchbrite pad, gilded the borders with variegated leaf, and using a stencil I dry-brushed the lettering.

Then I unmasked and outlined. I consulted with sign friends on FB about the pinline outline color, finally choosing a dull green.
(I was tempted to use red as their trucks are all red)

Then I used regular brown paste shoe polish and some elbow grease to antique them.
After antiquing.
Before antiquing.

Martin Cole

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Post Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:28 pm

Beautifull work Jill..

Love the guilded borders and the finiished antique effect is awsome.

Who needs one of those computer things aye :wink:

Neil Davey

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Post Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:38 pm

Great looking signs Jill, love the variegated leaf.

All you need to do now is take a hammer to them, that'll really antique them :D

The green outline does work really well.

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