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Project by sugarpine posted 01-18-2013 04:58 PM 1502 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A gift for an artist friend. The backboard is 9” X 22” X 1/2” yellowheart. The letters are 1/8” baltic birch plywood. The yellow heart was sprayed with pre-catalyzed lacquer sanding sealer followed by three coats of pre-catalyzed lacquer. The letters were painted with Krylon 2X spray then attached with epoxy. I chose West Systems epoxy because it is less viscous. That made it easier to brush a thin coat on the back of the letters and prevented squeeze out. The original font was from a bumper sticker. I had it enlarged to create the patterns for the letters then rearranged them. I designed the corner pieces and used them in lieu of a frame around the sign.

-- sugarpine

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#1 posted 01-18-2013 05:01 PM

Very cool sign ,a super design and well built.


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#2 posted 01-18-2013 05:02 PM

You are welcome to come make a design/sign for my truck. : ) Looks great! Thanks for sharing.

-- Ken

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#3 posted 01-18-2013 06:11 PM

That is stunning it really stands out
It makes a change from concave lettering (if that is the right term)?
Are the letters nailed or glued?
What is the text called?

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 01-18-2013 07:39 PM

Very nice! I really like the Arts & Crafts font you used.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 01-18-2013 10:17 PM

It is a work of art itself. Great job!


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#6 posted 01-18-2013 10:18 PM

Great sign, where did you get the font? It’s awesome.

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#7 posted 01-19-2013 01:30 PM

It is truly beautiful! It looks so Art Deco! I love it! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#8 posted 01-20-2013 05:15 AM

That font looks very much like ‘adresack’ with the only exception being the capital A looks different. The rest of the letters look very much the same.

-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....

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