I was thinking about what to write this morning, and I had one of those “ah-ha” moments when I was reading the My Repurposed Life blog. Gail gives a handy tip she has learned from all her sign making, and it was one of those things that had me wanting to do a face palm!!
You see, a few weeks ago I was asked to make a HUGE sign for Ruffles & Rust Square with Paul Harvey’s famous “So God Made a Farmer” monologue on it. The finished size was something like 44” x 36”, if I remember correctly. I framed it in with some stained 1x3’s, and accented the corners with some mending brackets.
You can see that there are a lot of tiny little words! Weeding out the vinyl took a very long time, and then transferring the stencil to the wood involved a lot of fiddling with “oodles and boodles,” as Gail calls them.
So what was her tip, you are asking?? Well, she DOESN’T weed UNTIL she has transferred the vinyl. That way she only has to fiddle with the “oodles & boodles” ONCE!
Ah, so brilliant…I love learning something new that will save time!