Yesterday one of my tasks for The Summer Boutique was to make a store sign.  I wanted my sign to look the same as my logo {simple font spaced out wide}, but I also wanted it to look hand painted and old{ish}.

So we started with this old door front:


then printed my logo extra large:


I remembered reading about a technique that mimics carbon paper {I think from Isabella & Max Rooms}. You scribble on the back side of the print-out just overlapping the sides of the letters.



Then place it on the surface you are transferring it to and trace the letter


and when you pull off the paper, you have this:



{the photo-editing software that I use gave me this strange effect, but I think it is sort of artsy and cool, so I didn’t fix it}.

I painted in the letters with a tiny brush and a mildly steady hand and here is what I have:


I think it will work just perfectly.

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4 Responses to sign

  1. Dee June 23, 2011 at 10:46 pm #

    I know this is such a random question – but what font did you use for your logo? I love it and am looking for something simplistic for myself. Thanks!

  2. LLH Designs June 24, 2010 at 6:48 am #

    Love the sign!


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