I shared previously about the tin tiles I cut apart from a collage form. I said I’d be doing something extra to them—
I was eager to test the waters and see what my recovering hand could do once again! I jumped into ripping a length of barnboard—probably would have been an easier and less nerve-wracking task with a softer wood. But I succeeded, and framed two of the larger tiles (that are for sale).
I keep leftover wood cuts of significant length. The above project left me with 4 cut offs of roughly 14″ and 15″ —with one end already cut on a 45° angle. So I cut the other ends of both pairs on a 45° angle, and joined them together creating a new frame. For no particular project.
◊ I cut a ¼” veneered plywood board for the sign, and ran the frame through the router table to create a rabbet to drop it into. AND, I routered a detail to the front frame edge.
◊ I played with some graphics, sizing, and layout for my frame size.
I was still of a mind-set to print my signage on fabric!
I pulled out more grain sack and linen scraps to chose from, then it was a matter of adjusting and taping it down to cardstock to get it to feed through the printer—THAT was fun.
Like my Butler and Champagne signs, I used spray adhesive to secure the fabric to the board. I wish I had secured the fabric with wall paper paste or Mod Podge instead. Or just left well enough alone. I watered down some matte Mod Podge and lightly brushed it over my fabric sign to set it better to the board. When it dried I was SO disappointed.
I sanded it down lightly which rescued that problem AND also “aged” the printing!
It’s tough to see by the pictures but—it does look better!