Saturday, August 21, 2010

All mine...

This is not one of the signs I was working on, but since Olivia messed up that one sign, I decided not to let the wood go to waste and painted myself a "wedding sign." Although I've been married for 3 years and should've just done a family sign, I decided to show a sample of another type of wedding sign. So check it out!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Lots of new stuff...

So I have been busy with multiple signs lately. The first of the bunch that has been completed was the sign for Kaylee, then a family/home decor sign for the Hernandez Family, a gift sign for a friend's wedding for Crystal (the Love is a Journey sign), a sign for the Flynn family, and lastly directional and thank you signs for Kati and Chris. Lots to do! I got the orders for all these signs pretty much at the same time so I have been jumping around between all these signs. I have half completed signs everywhere. Most of them are crackle paint too, so I had the process everywhere. Some had a base coat, some were in the process of the crackle glaze, and some were drying with a top coat! It was a little hard trying to keep track of the timing for drying and when to put the top coat on. But they all turned out awesome. Big ups to the new Ralph Lauren roller I bought that has SUPER done an amazing job on the crackle. It has been hit or miss some times with the crackle in the past and this roller is getting the job done. Yay! Stay tuned for a LOT of new signs. I can't wait!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

And baby makes three...

I have finally created and finished my "first" baby sign. I've been doing so many wedding and family signs, but have yet to make a baby or child sign. I have made plenty of other types of baby/kid signs and wall hangings, but none on the type of wood I have been making my wedding signs on. It was fun. This sign was custom designed for baby Kaylee. She has not been born yet, but I went to her baby shower yesterday and brought the sign as a gift. I matched it to her bedding/room decor. Luckily everyone loved it, including the mommy to be. It went perfectly in the nursery.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Blackburn Family

So I actually finished this sign on Saturday but haven't posted it yet because I've been so busy trying to build up my blog and creating a look book for Forest House. But here it is. Although completely intricate, it was relatively easy to do. I think the best part was that it didn't have crackle paint. Don't get me wrong, I love the look of the crackle paint, but the process is long and difficult. It just never seems to come out just right. A little annoying. This one was so simple and elegant. It is my first family/home decor piece. I'm very excited to take off "coming soon" in that category and actually put up a sample. Yay! I'm very proud of this sign and hope to make many more family and home decor signs. Thanks Christine, I hope you and your new family enjoy it!