Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Another Sign

I seem to be making a lot of signs lately.  I have a few I am working on right now.  I really enjoy making them.  I guess it gives me a sense of accomplishment and I love that they are useful and last a long time.  ;)Howe family sign www.papercraftmemories.com

My parents asked me to make a sign with their family name and established year.   I had such a hard time trying to decide what colors to use, in the end, I decided to just keep it neutral.  I started out by staining a 5 1/2 x 24 inch board using a stain made from soaking steel wool in vinegar that I read about on the internet.  This is awesome!  I will definitely be doing this again.  I then painted on the embellishment and words by using a stencil I made with my Silhouette and chalk paint.  I sanded the whole thing down to smooth out the letters and make the embellishment a little more transparent, then put a couple of coats of poly on it.  I love the way it turned out.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

signature final


Dixieglitzie said...

Karen this is beautiful. I am certain that your parents will be so pleased:)

Jennifer said...

This is so nice! I love the font you've chosen and I'm sure it will be treasured! I just love your signs!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning sign - it is beautiful.

Bernadette Bliss said...

Beautiful. Karen. What an interesting technique with the stain.

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is beautiful, Karen. I love that you kept it neutral. It gives it a vintage feel.
Blessing hugs,