sign

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:

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then printed my logo extra large:

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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.

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

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

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{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:

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I think it will work just perfectly.

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4 Responses to sign

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

    Love the sign!

  2. 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!

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