Sunday, October 25, 2015

Four Market Signs

More stencilled signs, made on a Sunny Saturday

I clear waxed and buffed the above signs after I took the picture. Daylight was fading.

Donna of Funky Junk Interiors has another set of four stencils - Super, Flower, Vintage, Flea - which as planned, work with her Farmers Market stencil.

I picked up the two red painted boards from the Free pile across the road from Lee's Grocery store in Fort Langley. The green sign is made using a broken drawer side piece and the two white signs were cut from a piece of left over cedar siding.

Flea Market Sign. Cleaned and sanded the old piece of wood. I should have have used a piece of masking tape to cover the end of the word Farmers' to make sure that none of that word was stencilled.

Super Market Sign sequence below. I made two Super Market Signs, one with a white washed background and the other with an almost clear white wash.

Flower Market sign. DH cut the jagged board end for me. I cleaned and lightly sanded the board, removed any loose pieces from the broken end and sanded all the edges until smooth.

Vintage Market sign. Background is Gypsy Green Heirloom Traditions over a partly stained board. The two tone background with the Gypsy Green wash and the Sedona Red lettering as well as the tonal background from the original drawer stain.

Supplies: I used CeCe Caldwell Simply White, ASCP Versailles, ASCP Primer Red, CeCe Caldwell Vermont Stale chalk-clay paint, Gypsy Green Heirloom Traditions, ASCP Clear Wax. The tools I used were a makeup sponge, a stiff paint brush, a sanding block, two rags, newspaper and blue painters tape. DH put sawtooth hooks on the back of the signs.

I put the signs in my booth, couldn't get a great shot but, here they are along with earlier signs: Farmers' Market (top) and my Arrow OPEN sign.

I suspect you, my dear friends, know I LOVE making signs with stencils. The Vintage Market is my favourite right now. Thanks Donna for starting a Stencil Shop.

Thanks for visiting.

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  1. They all turned out great!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.

  2. These look fabulous! Great job and great plug for Donna too! I love seeing this

  3. This makes me want to get busy and paint some signs.

  4. Great signs Joy. Love the layout on the Vintage Market ... my favorite too.
    I have those stencils, but no time yet to make signs yet. Finally finished the remodel on the master bath, so maybe I will have some time now. Hope you will hop over to see the posts on the master bath.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  5. Hi Joy,

    I bet you sell tham quickly.

    Thanks for playing today.

    Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

  6. Cute signs. I've recently started my first chalk paint project -- jumped in with both feet, rather. It's a very large buffet. I hope it turns out as well as your signs.

  7. lot of work you did there, quite nice

    much love...

  8. Great work Joy. Consider using a little less space between the two words on your next round. Graphically, it's more interesting and the two texts/fonts interact with each other more. That's the element that makes your Vintage market sign so interesting. It's been fun watching you grow your skills in this area. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

  9. So cute. Perfect for some of the pallet boards I have waiting to be put to good use! :)
    -Lynn @ Riggstown Road

  10. Love them all! I've been eyeing some of Donna's stencils too...I'd better go for it :)

  11. I really love your signs, they turned out really nice! I need to get me some more stencils. I like how you have the two different fonts. I just have one font in different sizes.

  12. I love your signs. My problem would be deciding which one to buy! They are all great!

  13. Its good you like making signs since you are so good at it! I love them all too! Do your signs sell fast?

  14. Fun to see/read the process you use to make your vintage signs. Interesting!
    Seems like everyone I know has signs of this type in their home, including me.
    Love them!!...thanks for stopping by my blog!

  15. I really love your wax technique--it looks so authentic! We would love to have you share @Vintage Charm! It's live now thru Monday morning! Blessings, Cecilia

  16. Oh what fun signs these are, Very creative, I love the use of old wood. I would love to have you stop by to share on <a href=" My Heartsie Girls Friday Features Linky Party</a> this week!
    Happy Halloween!

  17. Great stencils by Donna. I love how they all turned out joy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  18. Those are precious! I have wanted to purchase some of her stencils for a while, but haven't yet.... You've talked me into it! :) Thanks so much for sharing at Tips & Tricks last week. Hope to see you there tomorrow night! :)

  19. I love these! Thank you so much for linking up with us at The Alder Collective Link party. Come back and link so more!


Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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