A bit of a diversion here.
For many years (14 actually) my house has sported a sign that was made for me by my late father-in-law:
This is painted onto a piece of mahogany (probably a bit of old furniture) but is now beginning to show signs of requiring a bit of a refurb.
So, need a piece of hardwaring wood (that’s oak then). This is a section of an old solid oak floorboard.
Cut to size, plane off the old varnish and it is beginning to look good.
Drill a couple of mounting holes.
Here’s the “logo”. This was originally found on a packet of Dovedale Blue cheese in Sainsburys. I can’t find anything more on it – can’t find the cheese any more either (shame – it was delicious!)
Blown up in Photoshop and printed onto two sheets of A4. Then cut out the letters to make a stencil.
This is a very important part of any creative process.
Stencil onto the oak.
Remove the paper stencil.
Paint in the letters
Beginning to look like a sign (at last)
One coat of coloured varnish.
The old and the new.
The old sign has been retired to the back garden – I was banned from throwing it out by my kids: “Grandad made that”