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« on: October 14, 2015 06:31:13 PM »

I picked this blank antler monogram F nearly a year ago and FINALLY got around to decorating it for our driveway gate.



It's copper leaf on the monogram and diluted artist acrylic paint on the antlers. Both are coated with exterior grade topcoats.



I have a couple more in different shapes to swap out through the year, but they aren't all finished yet.
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2015 06:43:12 PM »

So beautiful. And so handy about the "F"s.
Why do the edges look vermillion? Is it a reflection or a different color there?
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2015 06:50:46 PM »

So beautiful. And so handy about the "F"s.
Why do the edges look vermillion? Is it a reflection or a different color there?

Thank you! I have loved monograms since forever so it's great that The ManFlesh and I share one!

I painted the F, including the sides, with red oxide acrylic before applying the leaf. It must just be brighter in the photo. More traditional under color for gold leaf, but liked the look so went with it!
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2015 04:46:03 AM »

It looks so fancy! I think I wouldn't want to put it outside, really! xD
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It looks great!  And check out that awesome wood shed in the background!   Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2015 06:42:42 AM »

It looks so fancy! I think I wouldn't want to put it outside, really! xD

Ha! I verified with the company that makes the blanks that they could go outside before I bought it!

It looks great!  And check out that awesome wood shed in the background!   Cheesy

Thanks! And that's right, all right!
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2015 07:25:16 AM »

Very grand looking. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2015 08:14:30 AM »

The copper really stands out. It's fancy, like your turkey.
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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2015 09:07:14 AM »

Thanks! If there is one thing I am, it's fancy. FAN.CY.
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2015 01:33:25 PM »

Really nice, reminds me my gate needs painting.

Will the copper leaf verdigris, or will the topcoat prevent that?  Would look great either way!
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