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« on: July 18, 2012 04:11:15 AM »


I made this door sign that says WELCOME (in Finnish) in a hurry when I needed a housewarming gift for a friend who has a wire-haired fox terrier.



We had some old, very weathered bits of wood from some bush supports I took down from our garden, so I sawed off a bit (maybe 6 inches long) which had some moss on it. Sanded it a bit, put on a thin watery coat of white acrylic craft paint, then painted the letters and the doggy picture and sanded again a bit to retain the weathered look. I actually tried to transfer the letters from a printout using the technique described here, but I guess my letters were too thin and small so it didn't really work at all. So I just copied them freehand.

The piece of wood had a couple of rusty screws in it from some hardware so I took them out and screwed them to the top to tie the twine to.

It didn't quite come out like I'd envisioned but it was the best I could manage in the time available and with the materials I had on hand! It took maybe a couple of hours total, including drying time on a very humid day.

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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012 04:43:26 AM »

It looks lovely and the moss only improves it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012 05:06:27 AM »

So very pretty and personal. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012 10:24:51 AM »

So cute!!!  Great job on freehanding the letters, too!
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012 12:33:02 PM »

As a pet owner I would have loved a thoughtful housewarming gift like that!
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2012 12:34:30 PM »

I like it!
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