Holiday signs for friends and family

Hey All!

This is my first post and I thought I would share some holiday signs I made for family and friends. These were made with some 100+ year old reclaimed barn wood that I finished with a simple white wash. I tried to incorporate several elements in to each sign to make them more interesting. in some cases I etched directly into the barn wood in other cases i cut out components from veneer or hardboard to give the sign a more 3 dimensional effect. the combinations made for a really nice looking finished product.

let me know what you think!

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I’m sure you hate how they turned out.

You know, all perfect and well-designed.

It’s ok we won’t judge you.

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Looks great! What type of tape is that? Was it to hide the burn marks?

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These are absolutely gorgeous! From the fonts to the layout … perfect!

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Just some regular old blue painters tape. Because the surface was already painted I didn’t want to try and clean up the Smokey residue after printing.

I bought some 3in wide tape off Amazon and it works great for this…

Those look wonderful, great job.

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Wow awesome! Thank you!

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Fabulously professional!

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And what a great post it is! wow.

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I will admit that these are beautiful, even though I’m horrified that you painted reclaimed barnwood. :wink: I’m sure the recipients were really happy with them!

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Ohmygosh they are wonderful! I guess your first post was worth waiting for!

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Those are beautiful. Crisp, clean and easy to read. Love the veneer trees.

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I know… I know…

These are scraps left over from other projects and they were in pretty rough shape so I didn’t mind painting them. But normally I would agree :slightly_smiling_face:

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Hah. They look fantastic, so sometimes it’s worth it!

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Very nice, especially the Powell Farms Christmas tree one. Top marks for clean typography.

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Very nice and definitely worth posting.

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These turned out amazing! I’m curious about the process you used to design the layout. Specifically, fonts - and line designs. I’m sure your family loved them!!

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Glad you liked them! I wish I had some wisdom here on my process I could share but it’s really just trial and error. I use inkscape to layout my design and create the SVG files. I find free lines and scrolls online and use inkscape modify them to my needs. I also go to this website a lot to find and download free fonts https://www.1001fonts.com/

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Thanks for the tips. Your projects motivate me to explore! Thanks for sharing.

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Oh those are nice! :grinning:

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