Saturday, June 9, 2012

Rustic signs

Loving rusric, weathered signs!

I made 2 quick signs for a customer who already had the pieces of wood with their authentic chippy paint. You can't quite create the same weathered look that only time can achieve!

The Green Grocer sign I made by typing the words in Word (can't remember the font). I used the graphite method to transfer the words; I used a paint pen to outline and fill in the words. I distressed the letters to give it a time worn look!

Then I went over to  Knick of Time for some antique graphics and I found some lovely advertisements. I was spoilt for choice, but decided to use the 'Breakfast Cocoa' and the 'Fresh Butter' images. The typography is amazing as well as the pictures. I used several layers of podge to fix them to the wood; then I distressed the images. I then used some artist spray on varnish to seal it.

The Live LOVE Laugh image I transfered using the podge method. This is a digital download that I purchased from Grasphiquesepia on Etsy. I bought several images, planning to use them on pillows, totes, etc. I think the combination of chippy paint, wood peeking through, the lovely grain in the aged wood and the imperfect transfer of the typography looks just great!

I am linking to Knick Of Time Tuesday Link Party!

 Thanks Angie for all your amazing graphics that you share with us!!!! create a -new! 


  1. Your signs turned out so cute! I love the vignette with the old typewriter!

  2. I love the way you used those old ads, Sumaya! They look wonderful on that aged, old wood.

  3. Love, LOVE, LLLLLOOOVVEEEE the typewrite and sign. I need to find an vintage typewrite somewhere. That's for stopping by and checking out my vintage clock!

  4. Each and every one is so cool! You have super sign skills! A great eye for the aged look.

  5. Wow, these are just adorable...I love how old they look! super job!

  6. Love them...especially the Live Love Laugh one - fabulous. Great job! Have to get cracking on doing those transfers.


  7. Love all your signs Sumaya. They're great.


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